Brain masculinization requires androgen receptor function.

@article{Sato2004BrainMR,
  title={Brain masculinization requires androgen receptor function.},
  author={Takashi R. Sato and Takahiro Matsumoto and Hirotaka Kawano and Tomoyuki Watanabe and Yoshikatsu Uematsu and Keisuke Sekine and Toru Fukuda and Ken-ichi Aihara and Andrée Krust and Takashi Yamada and Yuko Nakamichi and Yoko Yamamoto and Takashi Nakamura and Kimihiro Yoshimura and Tatsuya Yoshizawa and Daniel Metzger and Pierre Chambon and Shigeaki Kato},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={
          1673-8
        }
}
Testicular testosterone produced during a critical perinatal period is thought to masculinize and defeminize the male brain from the inherent feminization program and induce male-typical behaviors in the adult. These actions of testosterone appear to be exerted not through its androgenic activity, but rather through its conversion by brain aromatase into estrogen, with the consequent activation of estrogen receptor (ER)-mediated signaling. Thus, the role of androgen receptor (AR) in perinatal… 

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