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Effect of locus coeruleus and periventricular gray substance lesions on bright light-induced persistent estrous.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3801934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To assess the relation between the suprachiasmatic nucleus and the locus coeruleus, persistent estrous was induced in female rats by exposure to constant bright light followed with electrolytic damage of the locus coeruleus. Locus coeruleus lesions resulted in a transient loss of persistent estrous indicated by sustained diestrous aspect of the vaginal smears. There was a direct correlation between duration of estrous loss and the amount of locus coeruleus damage. Simultaneous damage to the periventricular gray substance adjacent to the locus coeruleus prevented the suppression effects of locus coeruleus damage upon persistent estrous. These results suggest a physiological role of the locus coeruleus and periventricular gray substance in the modulation of the neuroendocrine control of ovarian function due to suprachiasmatic nucleus activity.
L P Solano-Flores; O A Donatti-Albarrán; R Guevara-Aguilar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain research bulletin     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0361-9230     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Res. Bull.     Publication Date:  1986 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-03-19     Completed Date:  1987-03-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605818     Medline TA:  Brain Res Bull     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  759-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Mapping
Estrus / physiology*
Hypothalamus / physiology*
Locus Coeruleus / physiology*
Neural Pathways / physiology
Ovary / physiology
Retina / physiology
Suprachiasmatic Nucleus / physiology

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