Widespread capacity for steroid synthesis in the avian brain and song system.

@article{London2006WidespreadCF,
  title={Widespread capacity for steroid synthesis in the avian brain and song system.},
  author={Sarah E London and D Ashley Monks and Juli Wade and Barney A Schlinger},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={2006},
  volume={147 12},
  pages={5975-87}
}
Steroids exert powerful effects on the brains and behavior of many species, but measures and manipulations of endocrine physiology in songbirds often reveal unexplained connections between steroids and the brain. The zebra finch song system, a sensorimotor neural circuit sensitive to steroids throughout life, organizes and functions largely in apparent independence from gonadally derived steroids. We tested the hypothesis that the zebra finch brain has the capacity for de novo steroidogenesis… CONTINUE READING

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