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Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior$
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Jacques Balthazart and Gregory Ball

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199841196

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841196.001.0001

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Regional Distribution of Aromatase in the Human Brain

Regional Distribution of Aromatase in the Human Brain

(p.89) Chapter 5 Regional Distribution of Aromatase in the Human Brain
Brain Aromatase, Estrogens, and Behavior

Anat Biegon

Joanna Fowler

Sunny Kim

Jean Logan

Deborah Pareto

Gene-Jack Wang

Oxford University Press

Aromatase catalyzes the last step in the biosynthesis of estrogens in humans as well as in other species. The regional distribution and cellular and subcellular expression of human brain aromatase have been studied using different complementary methodologies, including in vivo positron emission tomography, immunohistochemistry, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and enzyme activity assays. The regional and cellular distribution of human brain aromatase have some unique features compared with other primate and nonprimate species, including high levels in thalamus and more ubiquitous distribution among different cell types. These differences may underlie the involvement of estrogen in a range of nonreproductive behaviors and functions unique to humans.

Keywords:   aromatase, CYP19A1, human brain, PET

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