Lordosis of rats is modified by neurosteroidogenic effects of membrane benzodiazepine receptors in the ventral tegmental area.

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Progestins modulate lordosis through actions in the ventral tegmental area (VTA). Whether neurosteroidogenesis of 5alpha-pregnan-3alpha-ol-20-one (3alpha,5alpha-THP), involving mitochondrial benzodiazepine receptors (MBR), is important for lordosis was investigated. Ovariectomized (Ovx), hormone-primed rats (experiments 1, 3, 5, 6) and rats in behavioral… (More)

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@article{Frye2003LordosisOR, title={Lordosis of rats is modified by neurosteroidogenic effects of membrane benzodiazepine receptors in the ventral tegmental area.}, author={Cheryl Anne Frye and Sandra M. Petralia}, journal={Neuroendocrinology}, year={2003}, volume={77 1}, pages={71-82} }