alexa Estrogen-induced synaptic remodelling in adult rat brain is accompanied by the reorganization of neuronal membranes.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

Author(s): Olmos G, Aguilera P, Tranque P, Naftolin F, GarciaSegura LM

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Adult cycling female rats were injected with estradiol valerate (2 mg/100 g body wt.), a treatment which has previously been shown to result in synaptic remodelling in the arcuate nucleus and constant vaginal estrus. During the 32 weeks following estrogen treatment, arcuate nucleus neuronal plasma membranes were quantitatively assessed for intramembrane particle (IMP) number and size using freeze-fracture techniques. Neuronal membranes from untreated cycling females, females injected with oil and untreated males were also studied. Untreated rats had dimorphic sexual phenotypes in membrane organization; female rats had more IMP than males, mainly due to greater numbers of small (less than 10 nm) particles. These sex differences were observed in perikarya and dendritic shafts, but not in dendritic spines. Following estrogen treatment the density of IMP in membranes from females decreased. The IMP changes were found only in neuronal perikarya and dendritic shafts, not in dendritic spines, and were mainly due to a massive decrease in the number of small (less than 10 nm) IMP which was only partially offset by an increase in the number of large (greater than or equal to 10 nm) IMP. Thus, by 32 weeks after estradiol valerate treatment, the number and size of IMP in neuronal membranes from females were not different from those seen in normal males. These results strengthen the idea that estradiol may affect the turnover of certain neuronal membrane components in sex-steroid sensitive areas of the brain.
This article was published in Brain Res and referenced in Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords