Neonatal hypothalamic c-fos expression in an excitotoxicity-induced model of precocious puberty.


We have used immunocytochemical detection of c-fos expression (FOS-like immunoreactivity, FLI) to establish the site of action of monosodium glutamate (MSG) in neonatal rats in a model of lesion-induced precocious puberty. The primary target appears to be the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus (ARC) but other circumventricular organs (CVO) are also affected (e.g… (More)


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