An androgen receptor (AR) has been detected in both the hypothalamic and extra-hypothalamic area of the brain of the male of the green frog Rana esculenta. 3H-T binding activity was detected separately in the hypothalamic and extra-hypothalamic areas. Experiments of binding assay showed 3H-T binding activity in the nuclear extract but not in the cytosol of both the hypothalamic and the extra-hypothalamic areas. The androgen binding moiety was not strictly specific for androgens, binding also 17h-estradiol, although to a lesser extent. 3Htestosterone binding activity fluctuated in both the hypothalamic and the extra-hypothalamic areas throughout the reproductive cycle, and paralleled androgen plasma levels.
|Titolo:||An androgen receptor in the brain of the green frog Rana esculenta|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|