Aromatase in axonal processes of early postnatal hypothalamic and limbic areas including the cingulate cortex.

@article{Horvth1997AromataseIA,
  title={Aromatase in axonal processes of early postnatal hypothalamic and limbic areas including the cingulate cortex.},
  author={Tam{\'a}s L. Horv{\'a}th and L Roa-Pena and Robert L. Jakab and Evan R. Simpson and Frederick Naftolin},
  journal={The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology},
  year={1997},
  volume={61 3-6},
  pages={349-57}
}
It has been shown that sexual dimorphic morphology of certain hypothalamic and limbic areas underlie gender-specific sexual behavior and neuroendocrine mechanisms. The key role played by locally formed estrogen in these developmental events has been revealed during a critical perinatal period. In this study, we aimed to document the presence of estrogen-synthetase (aromatase)-immunoreactive elements in the involved limbic system and hypothalamus of the developing rat brain. On postnatal day 5… CONTINUE READING