Testosterone-sensitive vasotocin-immunoreactive cells and fibers in the canary brain

T. A M Voorhuis, J. Kiss, E. R. de Kloet, D. de Wied

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Abstract

A sexual difference in vasotocin (VT) immunoreactivity was observed in the canary brain. The male canary displays denser VT innervation of the lateral septum and more VT-immunoreactive cells are visible in the dorsal diencephalon than in the female canary. This sex difference is the consequence of gonadal influences. Castration of male canaries resulted in a substantial decrease of VT immunoreactivity in these septal and diencephalic cells and fibers. Testosterone administration to castrated males restored the original intensity of fiber and cell staining. Testosterone treatment of female canaries induced strong VT immunostaining in the above regions similar to that in the male canary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-146
Number of pages8
JournalBrain Research
Volume442
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 23 1988

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Canaries
Vasotocin
Testosterone
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Orchiectomy
Sex Characteristics
Staining and Labeling

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Canary
  • Testosterone
  • Vasotocin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Testosterone-sensitive vasotocin-immunoreactive cells and fibers in the canary brain. / Voorhuis, T. A M; Kiss, J.; de Kloet, E. R.; de Wied, D.

In: Brain Research, Vol. 442, No. 1, 23.02.1988, p. 139-146.

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Voorhuis, T. A M ; Kiss, J. ; de Kloet, E. R. ; de Wied, D. / Testosterone-sensitive vasotocin-immunoreactive cells and fibers in the canary brain. In: Brain Research. 1988 ; Vol. 442, No. 1. pp. 139-146.
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