Sexual Dimorphism of the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis and the Amygdala

  • Nadya Stefanova
  • Wladimir Ovtscharoff

Part of the Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 158)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Nadya Stefanova, Wladimir Ovtscharoff
    Pages 1-10
  3. Nadya Stefanova, Wladimir Ovtscharoff
    Pages 11-14
  4. Nadya Stefanova, Wladimir Ovtscharoff
    Pages 15-46
  5. Nadya Stefanova, Wladimir Ovtscharoff
    Pages 47-62
  6. Nadya Stefanova, Wladimir Ovtscharoff
    Pages 63-64
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 65-78

About this book


The present review summarizes the up-to-date knowledge on the sexual dimorphism of the CNS with special regard to the sexual differentiation of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BST) and the amygdala (Am) in rat. The authors provide new evidence for the sexual dimorphism and differentiation of GABAergic, leucine-enkephalin-containing and parvalbumin-immunoreactive neurons in the BST and Am of the rat. Together with testing the gender differences, age-related changes in numbers of the neuronal subpopulations, mentioned above are followed. The authors' results provide morphological and immunocytochemical data that may be used for further studies on sexually dimorphic circuitry and its functional significance.


GABA Neuron amygdala bed nucleus central nervous system leucine-enkephalin neurons parvalbumin stria terminalis

Authors and affiliations

  • Nadya Stefanova
    • 1
  • Wladimir Ovtscharoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Departmen of Anatomy and HistologyMedical University SofiaSofiaBulgaria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67683-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57269-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-7065
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