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Steroid receptor expression in the fish inner earvaries with sex, social status, and reproductive state

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neuroscience, April 2010
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Title
Steroid receptor expression in the fish inner earvaries with sex, social status, and reproductive state
Published in
BMC Neuroscience, April 2010
DOI 10.1186/1471-2202-11-58
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Authors

Karen P Maruska, Russell D Fernald

Abstract

Gonadal and stress-related steroid hormones are known to influence auditory function across vertebrates but the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for steroid-mediated auditory plasticity at the level of the inner ear remain unknown. The presence of steroid receptors in the ear suggests a direct pathway for hormones to act on the peripheral auditory system, but little is known about which receptors are expressed in the ear or whether their expression levels change with internal physiological state or external social cues. We used qRT-PCR to measure mRNA expression levels of multiple steroid receptor subtypes (estrogen receptors: ERalpha, ERbetaa, ERbetab; androgen receptors: ARalpha, ARbeta; corticosteroid receptors: GR2, GR1a/b, MR) and aromatase in the main hearing organ of the inner ear (saccule) in the highly social African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni, and tested whether these receptor levels were correlated with circulating steroid concentrations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
Portugal 2 2%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 83 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 30%
Researcher 18 20%
Student > Master 11 12%
Student > Bachelor 7 8%
Professor 6 7%
Other 14 16%
Unknown 6 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 45 51%
Neuroscience 10 11%
Psychology 7 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 4%
Other 8 9%
Unknown 10 11%

Attention Score in Context

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#1,532,725
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