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Of Blind Men and Brain Steroids
Trends in Pharmacological Sciences (2000)
  • Michael A. Rogawski, University of California - Davis
Abstract
Review of "Neurosteroids: A New Regulatory Function in the Nervous System" (edited by Etiene-Emile Baulieu, Paul Robel and Michael Schumacher), Humana Press, 1999. ISBN 0896 03545X The first recognized example of the profound influence of steroid hormones on the nervous system was perhaps the observation in prehistoric times that animal behaviour changes dramatically during oestrus (the period of female sexual receptivity). In recent years, much specific evidence has accumulated confirming that steroids affect the structure and function of the nervous system through effects on neurogenesis, cell death, cell migration, synapse formation and neuronal excitability.
Keywords
  • neurosteroid,
  • neuroactive steroid
Publication Date
January, 2000
Citation Information
Michael A. Rogawski. "Of Blind Men and Brain Steroids" Trends in Pharmacological Sciences Vol. 21 (2000)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_rogawski/23/