Aromatase mRNA in the brain of adult green anole lizards: effects of sex and season.

@article{Cohen2011AromataseMI,
  title={Aromatase mRNA in the brain of adult green anole lizards: effects of sex and season.},
  author={Rachel E. Cohen and Juli Wade},
  journal={Journal of neuroendocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={254-60}
}
Neural testosterone metabolism, particularly the synthesis of oestradiol (E(2)) via the aromatase enzyme, is important for sexual behaviours in many vertebrates. In green anole lizards, E(2) metabolised from testosterone facilitates female receptivity and increases sexual motivation in males. Testosterone treatment increases aromatase activity in the whole brain homogenates of gonadectomised male, but not female, anoles, which is an effect limited to the breeding season (BS). To investigate the… CONTINUE READING

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