Spinal motor and sensory neurons are androgen targets in an acrobatic bird.

@article{Fuxjager2012SpinalMA,
  title={Spinal motor and sensory neurons are androgen targets in an acrobatic bird.},
  author={Matthew J Fuxjager and J Douglas Schultz and Julia Barske and Ni Y Feng and Leonida Fusani and Anahid Mirzatoni and Lainy Baird Day and Michaela Hau and Barney A Schlinger},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={2012},
  volume={153 8},
  pages={3780-91}
}
Sex steroids affect the motivation to court mates, but less is known about how they influence motor movements associated with courtship behavior. Steroidal control of motor function may be especially important for species in which courtship requires superior strength, stamina, and neuromuscular coordination. Here we use the golden-collared manakin (Manacus vitellinus) to examine whether the neuromuscular circuitry that controls motoric aspects of courtship activity is sensitive to androgens… CONTINUE READING

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