Reference : Postnatal and adult exposure to estradiol differentially influences adult neurogenesi...
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Neurosciences & behavior
Postnatal and adult exposure to estradiol differentially influences adult neurogenesis in the main and accessory olfactory bulb of female mice.
Veyrac, Alexandra [> > > >]
Bakker, Julie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Biologie de la différenciation sexuelle du cerveau >]
FASEB Journal
Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology
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[en] Adult Stem Cells/cytology/drug effects/physiology ; Age Factors ; Animals ; Aromatase/genetics/metabolism ; Cell Division/drug effects/physiology ; Cell Survival/physiology ; Estradiol/metabolism/pharmacology ; Female ; Male ; Mice ; Mice, 129 Strain ; Mice, Inbred C57BL ; Mice, Knockout ; Neurogenesis/drug effects/physiology ; Neurons/cytology/drug effects/physiology ; Olfactory Bulb/cytology/drug effects ; Stem Cell Niche/cytology/drug effects/physiology
[en] Neurons incorporated into the adult main olfactory bulb (MOB) and accessory olfactory bulb (AOB) derive from the subventricular zone (SVZ). Despite some recent studies on the role of olfactory neurogenesis in sociosexual behaviors mediated by hormones, data on the implication of estrogens are still lacking. Taking advantage of female aromatase-knockout (ArKO) mice, which are unable to produce estradiol across their life span, we investigated the role of estradiol exposure during early postnatal and adult periods on adult neurogenesis in the MOB and AOB. We found that proliferation of progenitor cells in the adult female SVZ was not influenced by estradiol. However, whereas adult exposure to estradiol influences the turnover of MOB newborn neurons, the survival of those in the AOB depends on exposure to estradiol during the early postnatal period. Finally, based on their expression of Zif268, we showed that newborn neurons in the MOB responded to sociosexual odors, albeit to a lesser extent in ArKO females, suggesting a contribution of estradiol during the early postnatal period to this response. Together, these results suggest that the survival and functional integration of newborn neurons in the adult female MOB and AOB are differentially influenced by estrogens from the early postnatal period to adulthood.

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