Reference : Rapid activation of phosphorylated mitogen-activated protein kinase after sexual stim...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Neurosciences & behavior
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/93153
Rapid activation of phosphorylated mitogen-activated protein kinase after sexual stimulation in male mice.
English
Taziaux, Mélanie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Biologie de la différenciation sexuelle du cerveau >]
Keller, Matthieu [> >]
Balthazart, Jacques mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Biologie de la différenciation sexuelle du cerveau]
Bakker, Julie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Biologie de la différenciation sexuelle du cerveau >]
2011
Neuroreport
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
22
6
294-8
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0959-4965
1473-558X
London
United Kingdom
[en] immediate early gene ; sexual behavior
[en] We mapped cells immunoreactive for the phosphorylated form (p44/p42) of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (pMAPK--also known as ERK1/2) in the brain of male mice after exposure to female olfactory cues or after the display of male copulatory behaviors. Exposure to soiled bedding from estrous females or the display of coital behaviors rapidly (within 10 min) induced MAPK phosphorylation in most of the brain regions known to be involved in the processing of olfactory cues (main and accessory olfactory bulbs, amygdala, and medial preoptic area) and in the control of copulatory behavior (amygdala and medial preoptic area). MAPK phosphorylation thus seems to be a useful marker to study short-term neural activation associated with the expression of specific behaviors.
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/93153
10.1097/WNR.0b013e3283460f35

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