Hormonal control of cell form and number in the zebra finch song system.

  title={Hormonal control of cell form and number in the zebra finch song system.},
  author={Mark E Gurney},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={1 6},
  • Mark E Gurney
  • Published 1981 in
    The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
Administration of testosterone (T), 17 beta-estradiol (E2), or 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to female zebra finch chicks (Poephila guttata) at hatching exerts effects on brain sexual differentiation. Within a telencephalic station (the nucleus robustus archistriatalis, RA) of the neural pathway which participates in the efferent control of song, masculinization of several indices of neuronal size is induced by exposure to T or E2. Within RA, a sensitive assay of a single neuron's sexually… CONTINUE READING


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