An afferent explanation for sexual dimorphism in the aortic baroreflex of rat.

@article{Chavez2014AnAE,
  title={An afferent explanation for sexual dimorphism in the aortic baroreflex of rat.},
  author={Grace C Santa Cruz Chavez and Bai-Yan Li and Patricia A. Glazebrook and Diana L. Kunze and John Schild},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={307 6},
  pages={H910-21}
}
Sex differences in baroreflex (BRx) function are well documented. Hormones likely contribute to this dimorphism, but many functional aspects remain unresolved. Our lab has been investigating a subset of vagal sensory neurons that constitute nearly 50% of the total population of myelinated aortic baroreceptors (BR) in female rats but less than 2% in male rats. Termed "Ah," this unique phenotype has many of the nonoverlapping electrophysiological properties and chemical sensitivities of both… CONTINUE READING

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