Astrocytes in the rat medial amygdala are responsive to adult androgens.

@article{Johnson2012AstrocytesIT,
  title={Astrocytes in the rat medial amygdala are responsive to adult androgens.},
  author={Ryan T. Johnson and Amanda E. Schneider and Lydia L. Doncarlos and S Marc Breedlove and Cynthia Lee Jordan},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={520 11},
  pages={2531-44}
}
The posterodorsal medial amygdala (MePD) exhibits numerous sex differences including differences in volume and in the number and morphology of neurons and astroctyes. In adulthood, gonadal hormones, including both androgens and estrogens, have been shown to play a role in maintaining the masculine character of many of these sex differences, but whether adult gonadal hormones maintain the increased number and complexity of astrocytes in the male MePD was unknown. To answer this question we… CONTINUE READING
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