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Sex, Hormones and Neurons

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Sex, Hormones and Neurons by Susan Zup
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Hormones such as testosterone and estrogen help sculpt the nervous system throughout life, from early development through old age. Around the time of birth, these hormones can decide which neurons die off (or live) preferentially in males and which die off (or live) more in females. Later, in adulthood, testosterone no longer determines neuronal survival, but does regulate aspects of neuronal morphology, including cell size. Work outlined in this book explores the role of testosterone and the Bcl-2 family of proteins in regulating both neuronal death during development and neuronal morphology in adulthood in males and females. This investigation will help researchers studying the mechanism of sexual differentiation as well as anyone interested in exactly how the nervous system of males and females comes to be different.
Release date NZ
March 13th, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
Germany
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
VDM Verlag
Dimensions
152x229x6
ISBN-13
9783639133097
Product ID
2957988

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