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Animal Behavior: Shifting Neural Circuits with Sex Hormones

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Current Biology
0960-9822
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
23
Issue
14
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DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.06.007

Abstract

Summary Male and female mice behave differently when encountering a male. A recent study identifies progesterone receptor-expressing neurons in the hypothalamus that are required for sexual behavior and male aggression. These findings provide insight into how neural circuits control sexually dimorphic behaviors.

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