2015
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2015.09.030
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Abstract: The medial preoptic nucleus (MPN) is a sexually dimorphic cell group of the medial preoptic area that plays a central role in the integration of olfactory and hormonal stimuli that modulate sexually differentiated behaviors. The influence of sex steroids in these behaviors is mediated through activation of estrogen receptors (ERs), which are highly expressed in this nucleus. Little is known about the effects of progesterone (P) or the selective activation of each ER subtype on the expression of estrogen recept…

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