Enzyme or receptor Relative expression level in female hippocampusa Reference organ
5a-reductase 1 1: 3 Liver
5a-reductase 2 1: 300 Prostatec
AR 1: 10 Prostate
StAR 1: 100 adrenal
aValue of Proestrus sample was used because no fluctuation of mRNA level was observed between any stage of estrous cycle
bRelative expression level in female hippocampus (Proestrus) is indicated with the ratio to that in reference organ
cProstate was prepared from 12 week-old male rats
Table 1: Comparison of mRNA levels of steroidogenic enzymes or receptors between in hippocampus and in reference organ.