Effects of sex steroids on the development of the vomeronasal organ in the rat.

  title={Effects of sex steroids on the development of the vomeronasal organ in the rat.},
  author={Santiago Segovia and Antonio Guillam{\'o}n},
  journal={Brain research},
  volume={281 2},
In the present report the effects of postnatal (on day 1 after birth) male castration and female androgenization on vomeronasal organ (VO) development were studied. Control males showed greater values than females in VO volume and neurosensorial epithelium, while the opposite was true with respect to nuclear size. Postnatal treatments abolished these differences. It is suggested that the VO development is influenced by sexual hormones during at least a postnatal period as it occurs for several… CONTINUE READING

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