Non-genomic action of testosterone mediates avian vocal behavior

Yoko Yazaki, Kazutoshi Yamamoto, Toshiya Matsushima, Kiyoshi Aoki

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    The nucleus intercollicularis (ICo) is a critical region for avian vocalization. Implantation of a testosterone pellet into a specific area in the midbrain of Japanese quail chicks rapidly alters their vocal behavior to crowing from distress calling. The speed with which this change occurs cannot be accounted for by the genomic action of testosterone. We found and purified testosterone binding proteins in the membrane of neurons within the ICo. We suggest that this protein mediates the action of testosterone on vocal behavior. This is the direct evidence that neural membrane protein mediates the action of steroid hormones.

    本文言語English
    ページ(範囲)132-135
    ページ数4
    ジャーナルProceedings of the Japan Academy Series B: Physical and Biological Sciences
    74
    6
    出版ステータスPublished - 1998 6

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 農業および生物科学(全般)
    • 一般

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