Journal article

Neuronal inputs from the hypothalamus and brain stem to the medial preoptic area of the ram: Neurochemical correlates and comparison to the ewe

CJ Scott, LJ Clarke, AJ Tilbrook

BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2003

Abstract

The retrograde tracer, FluoroGold, was used to trace the neuronal inputs from the septum, hypothalamus, and brain stem to the region of the GnRH neurons in the rostral preoptic area of the ram and to compare these imputs with those in the ewe. Sex differences were found in the number of retrogradely labeled cells in the dorsomedial and ventromedial nuclei. Retrogradely labeled cells were also observed in the lateral septum, preoptic area, organum vasculosum of the lamina terminalis, bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, stria terminalis, subfornical organ, periventricular nucleus, anterior hypothalamic area, lateral hypothalamus, arcuate nucleus, and posterior hypothalamus. These sex differen..

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