TitleSTEROID NEUROPEPTIDE INTERACTIONS THAT CONTROL REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIORS IN AN AMPHIBIAN
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsMoore, FL, Lowry, CA, Rose, JD
JournalPsychoneuroendocrinology
Volume19
Pagination581-592
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0306-4530
Abstract

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
DOI10.1016/0306-4530(94)90042-6