Sex differences in brain and plasma beta-endorphin content following testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and estradiol administration to gonadectomized rats.

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AIMS The present study aims at evaluating the effect of a 2-week treatment with testosterone (T), dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and estradiol valerate (E(2)V) on brain and plasma beta-endorphin (beta-END) concentrations in gonadectomized rats of both sexes. METHODS Eight groups of female and 8 groups of male Wistar rats were included. For each sex, 1 group of… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000209506

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@article{Pluchino2009SexDI, title={Sex differences in brain and plasma beta-endorphin content following testosterone, dihydrotestosterone and estradiol administration to gonadectomized rats.}, author={Nicola Pluchino and Filippo Ninni and Elena Casarosa and A. James Giannini and Sara Merlini and Alessandra Cubeddu and Michele Luisi and Vito Cela and Andrea Riccardo Genazzani}, journal={Neuroendocrinology}, year={2009}, volume={89 4}, pages={411-23} }