The Interstitial Nuclei of the Human Anterior Hypothalamus: An Investigation of Variation with Sex, Sexual Orientation, and HIV Status

  title={The Interstitial Nuclei of the Human Anterior Hypothalamus: An Investigation of Variation with Sex, Sexual Orientation, and HIV Status},
  author={W. Byne and S. Tobet and L. A. Mattiace and Mitchell S. Lasco and L. Jones},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • W. Byne, S. Tobet, +2 authors L. Jones
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • The interstitial nuclei of the human anterior hypothalamus (INAH1-4) have been considered candidates for homology with the sexually dimorphic nucleus of the preoptic area of the rat. Volumetric sexual dimorphism has been described for three of these nuclei (INAH1-3), and INAH3 has been reported to be smaller in homosexual than heterosexual men. The current study measured the INAH in Nissl-stained coronal sections in autopsy material from 34 presumed heterosexual men (24 HIV- and 10 HIV+), 34… CONTINUE READING
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