Postnatal development of transmitter systems: sexual differentiation of the GABAergic system and effects of muscimol.

@article{Flgge1986PostnatalDO,
  title={Postnatal development of transmitter systems: sexual differentiation of the GABAergic system and effects of muscimol.},
  author={Gabriele Fl{\"u}gge and Wolfgang Wuttke and Eberhard Fuchs},
  journal={International journal of developmental neuroscience : the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience},
  year={1986},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={319-26}
}
The development and sex differences of the central nervous GABAergic system were examined by measuring GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) in discrete brain nuclei of the hypothalamus, as well as the nigrostriatal and the limbic systems of male and female rats on the day of birth and on days 5, 10, and 15. The highest concentrations were found in the hypothalamic and nigrostriatal nuclei; the lowest in the limbic system. Sex differences were observed only on day 10 in the medial preoptic area, with… CONTINUE READING