Hormonal control of neuron number in sexually dimorphic spinal nuclei of the rat: IV. Masculinization of the spinal nucleus of the bulbocavernosus with testosterone metabolites.

@article{Goldstein1990HormonalCO,
  title={Hormonal control of neuron number in sexually dimorphic spinal nuclei of the rat: IV. Masculinization of the spinal nucleus of the bulbocavernosus with testosterone metabolites.},
  author={Lori A. Goldstein and Dale Robert Sengelaub},
  journal={Journal of neurobiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={719-30}
}
The spinal nucleus of the bulbocavernosus (SNB) is a sexually dimorphic motor nucleus in the rat lumbar spinal cord. SNB motoneurons and their perineal target muscles are present in adult males but reduced or absent in females. This sexual dimorphism is due to the presence of androgen during development; females treated with testosterone (T) perinatally have a masculine SNB system. To assess whether masculinization of the SNB could involve the conversion of testosterone into its active… CONTINUE READING

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