Steroidogenic enzyme gene expression in the brain of the parthenogenetic whiptail lizard, <ce:italic>Cnemidophorus uniparens</ce:italic>

@article{Dias2009SteroidogenicEG,
  title={Steroidogenic enzyme gene expression in the brain of the parthenogenetic whiptail lizard, <ce:italic>Cnemidophorus uniparens</ce:italic>},
  author={Brian George Dias and Sonia Grace Chin and David M Crews},
  journal={Brain Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={1253},
  pages={129-138}
}
The steroidogenic enzyme CYP17 is responsible for catalyzing the production of androgenic precursors, while CYP19 converts testosterone to estradiol. De novo neurosteroidogenesis in specific brain regions influences steroid hormone dependent behaviors. In the all-female lizard species Cnemidophorus uniparens, individuals alternately display both male-like mounting and female-like receptivity. Mounting is associated with high circulating concentrations of progesterone following ovulation (PostOv… CONTINUE READING

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