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Breeding status and social environment differentially affect the expression of sex steroid receptor and aromatase mRNA in the brain of female Damaraland mole-rats

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Zoology, May 2014
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Title
Breeding status and social environment differentially affect the expression of sex steroid receptor and aromatase mRNA in the brain of female Damaraland mole-rats
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Frontiers in Zoology, May 2014
DOI 10.1186/1742-9994-11-38
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Abstract

The Damaraland mole-rat (Fukomys damarensis) is a eusocial, subterranean mammal, which exhibits an extreme reproductive skew with a single female (queen) monopolizing reproduction in each colony. Non-reproductive females in the presence of the queen are physiologically suppressed to the extent that they are anovulatory. This blockade is thought to be caused by a disruption in the normal gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion from the hypothalamus. In order to understand the underlying physiological mechanisms of reproductive suppression in subordinate females we studied the expression of steroid hormone receptors and the androgen-converting enzyme aromatase in forebrain regions involved in the control of reproductive behaviour in female breeders and non-breeders from intact colonies. Additionally, we included in our analysis females that experienced the release from social suppression by being removed from the presence of the queen.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 33 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 18%
Student > Bachelor 4 12%
Researcher 4 12%
Lecturer 1 3%
Other 4 12%
Unknown 6 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 8 24%

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