Sexual attraction enhances glutamate transmission in mammalian anterior cingulate cortex

@article{Wu2009SexualAE,
  title={Sexual attraction enhances glutamate transmission in mammalian anterior cingulate cortex},
  author={Long-Jun Wu and Susan S. Kim and Xiang-yao Li and Fu-xing Zhang and Min Zhuo},
  journal={Molecular Brain},
  year={2009},
  volume={2},
  pages={9 - 9}
}
Functional human brain imaging studies have indicated the essential role of cortical regions, such as the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), in romantic love and sex. However, the neurobiological basis of how the ACC neurons are activated and engaged in sexual attraction remains unknown. Using transgenic mice in which the expression of green fluorescent protein (GFP) is controlled by the promoter of the activity-dependent gene c-fos, we found that ACC pyramidal neurons are activated by sexual… CONTINUE READING

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