Steroid hormones, dendritic remodeling and neuronal death: insights from insect metamorphosis.

@article{Weeks1999SteroidHD,
  title={Steroid hormones, dendritic remodeling and neuronal death: insights from insect metamorphosis.},
  author={Janis C. Weeks},
  journal={Brain, behavior and evolution},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={51-60}
}
Steroid hormones influence neuronal structure and function throughout the animal kingdom, via highly conserved receptor proteins. Insights into steroid effects on neurons and behavior have come from a range of vertebrate species including reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds, rodents and primates. In many instances, steroid hormones regulate the volume of particular regions of the nervous system by affecting both the number of constituent neurons and their size. A major determinant of neuronal… CONTINUE READING

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