Neurosteroid progesterone is up-regulated in the brain of jimpy and shiverer mice.

Abstract

Concentrations of neurosteroids have been measured in the brains of postnatal myelin mutants jimpy (jp) and shiverer (shi) mice and of their normal controls. Progesterone (PROG) concentrations were increased more than threefold in the brains of mutant mice. Marked astroglial reaction occurs in the brains of jp mice and to a much smaller extent in shi ones… (More)

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