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Steroid Hormone Interaction with Specific Brain Regions

  • Bruce S. McEwen
  • Richard E. Zigmond
  • Efrain C. AzmitiaJr.
  • Jay M. Weiss

Abstract

One aim of the burgeoning field of neurobiology is to elucidate the role of basic cellular mechanisms common to all cell types in the neural control of behavior and of endocrine and other vegetative functions. This is a formidable task, considering the enormous complexity of the brain and there is no one single approach which will provide all the answers. In fact, the diversity of disciplines and research strategies, some of which are represented in this symposium, is one of the attractive features of the field. We have chosen to focus on the role of the cell nucleus in the regulation of cellular events in the brain, since this organelle contains the genetic information from which virtually all cellular processes ultimately take their form. We have also chosen to examine the action of steroid hormones on brain biochemistry, since there are at least two good reasons for this choice related to our interest in brain cell nuclei.

Keywords

Tryptophan Hydroxylase ACTH Secretion Gonadotrophin Secretion Nuclear Binding Preoptic Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce S. McEwen
    • 1
  • Richard E. Zigmond
    • 1
  • Efrain C. AzmitiaJr.
  • Jay M. Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.The Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA

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