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|Title||STEROID NEUROPEPTIDE INTERACTIONS THAT CONTROL REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIORS IN AN AMPHIBIAN|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1994|
|Authors||Moore, FL, Lowry, CA, Rose, JD|
|Type of Article||Journal Article|
Investigations into the neuroendocrine regulation of reproductive behaviors in an amphibian (Taricha granulosa) reveal the same basic repertoire of chemical messengers as regulators of male behaviors in other vertebrates. These studies have identified seasonal neural interactions between gonadal steroids and neuropeptides that facilitate male courtship behavior. In addition, this species has served to elucidate how stress-induced suppression of courtship is mediated by corticosterone action through a neuronal membrane receptor and subsequent, rapid neurophysiological effects. These findings indicate that a principal mechanism by which steroids and neuropeptides control male reproductive behavior is the modulation of neural processing of specific sensory stimuli.
|URL||<Go to ISI>://WOS:A1994NR69100016|