Female odors stimulate CART neurons in the ventral premammillary nucleus of male rats.

@article{Cavalcante2006FemaleOS,
  title={Female odors stimulate CART neurons in the ventral premammillary nucleus of male rats.},
  author={Judney Cley Cavalcante and Jackson Cioni Bittencourt and Carol F Elias},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2006},
  volume={88 1-2},
  pages={160-6}
}
Olfactory information is known to influence both male and female sexual behavior. Chemosensory compounds known as pheromones activate distinct brain pathways, inducing innate and stereotyped behaviors, as well as hormonal changes. Studies have shown that female odors induce Fos expression in various brain nuclei of conspecific males, including the ventral premammillary nucleus (PMV). Although poorly investigated, previous studies have suggested that the PMV plays a role in aggressive and sexual… CONTINUE READING

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