Interactions among genes for transcription factors in hypothalamic neurons: implications for reproductive behaviors

Abstract

Gene products for nuclear hormone receptors, which are transcription factors, interact in the cell nuclei of neurons in a manner important for the hypothalamic control of instinctive behaviors. In doing so, the combinatorial logic of their competition or synergy may serve to integrate environmental and physiological constraints upon those behaviors.

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Keywords

  • estrogens
  • thyroid hormones
  • estrogen receptor
  • thyroid hormone receptor
  • hypothalamus
  • gene
  • reproduction
  • sex