Proceedings of the 2nd International Meeting on Steroids and the Nervous System, Feb. 22-26, 2003, Turin, Italy. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Estrogen modulation of G-protein-coupled receptor activation of potassium channels in the central nervous system / by Martin J. Kelly, Jian Qiu, and Oline K. R²nnekleiv -- Regulation of gene expression in the developing midbrain by estrogen: implication of classical and nonclassical steroid signaling / by Cordian Beyer ... [et al.] -- Conditional regulation of neurosteroid sensitivity of GABAA receptors / by Arjen B. Brussaard and Jan-Jurjen Koksma -- Fluoxetine may influence lordosis of rats through effects on midbrain 3(alpha),5(alpha)-THP concentrations / by Cheryl A. Frye ... [et al.] -- Pathogenesis in menstrual cycle-linked CNS disorders / by Torbjèorn Bèackstrèom ... [et al.] -- Estrogen receptor gene expression in relation to neuropsychiatric disorders / by Hanna èOstlund, Eva Keller, and Yasmin L. Hurd. Neurosteroid biosynthesis in the human brain and its clinical implications / by Birgit Stoffel-Wagner -- In vivo effects of estrogen on human brain / by William J. Cutter ... [et al.] -- Neuroprotection by estrogen in animal models of global and focal ischemia / by Istvan Merchenthaler, Tammy L. Dellovade, and Paul J. Shughrue -- The use of estrogens and related compounds in the treatment of damage from cerebral ischemia / by Shao-Hua Yang ... [et al.] -- An ICI 182,780-sensitive, membrane-related estrogen receptor contributes to estrogenic neuroprotective actions against amyloid-beta toxicity / by R. Marin ... [et al.] -- Neurosteroids in the retina: neurodegenerative and neuroprotective agents in retinal degeneration / by P. Guarneri ... [et al.] -- In vitro paradigms for the study of GNRH neuron function and estrogen effects / by Valâerie Matagne ... [et al.] -- Steroid regulation of GNRH neurons / by Suzanne M. Moenter ... [et al.]. -- Ovarian steroid and growth factor regulation of female reproductive function involves modification of hypothalamic (alpha)1-adrenoceptor signaling / by Anne M. Etgen -- Steroid hormones and growth factors act in an integrated manner at the levels of hypothalamic astrocytes: a role in the neuroendocrine control of reproduction / by Mariarita Galbiati, Simona Saredi, and Roberto C. Melcangi -- Seasonal regulation of reproductive activity in sheep: modulation access of sex steroids to the brain / by Jean-Claude Thiery and Benoit Malpaux -- Two perspectives on the origin of sex differences in the brain / by Arthur P. Arnold, Emilie F. Rissman, and Geert J. de Vries -- Puberty: a finishing school for male social behavior / by Cheryl L. Sisk, Kalynn M. Schulz, and Julia L. Zehr. The MPN mag: introducing a critical area mediating pheromonal and hormonal regulation of male sexual behavior / by Jennifer M. Swann, Jing Wang, and Elizabeth K. Govek -- The activation of birdsong by testosterone: multiple sites of action and role of ascending catecholamine projections / by Gregory F. Ball ... [et al.] -- Gonadectomy affects hormonal and behavioral responses to repetitive nociceptive stimulation in male rats / by Anna Maria Aloisi, Ilaria Ceccarelli, and Paolo Fiorenzani -- Progestin receptors: neuronal integrators of hormonal and environmental stimulation / by Jeffrey D. Blaustein -- The aromatase knockout (ArKO) mouse provides new evidence that estrogens are required for the development of the female brain / by J. Bakker ... [et al.]. Aromatase (estrogen synthase) activity in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord: functional implications / by Henry C. Evrard and Jacques Balthazart -- Sex steroids and human behavior: prenatal androgen exposure and sex-typical play behavior in children / by Melissa Hines -- Estradiol modulation of astrocytes and the establishment of sex differences in the brain / by M.M. Mccarthy, B.J. Todd, and S.K. Amatea -- Aromatase expression by reactive astroglia is neuroprotective / by Iänigo Azcoitia ... [et al.] -- Neurotrophic factors and estradiol interact to control axogenic growth in hypothalamic neurons / by H.F. Carrer ... [et al.]. Steroid effects on glial cells: detrimental or protective for spinal cord function? / by Alejandro F. de Nicola ... [et al.] -- Sex steroid regulation of microglial cell activation: relevance to multiple sclerosis / by Paul D. Drew, Janet A. Chavis, and Renu Bhatt -- Neurogenesis in the subependymal layer of the adult rat: a role for neuroactive derivatives of progesterone / by Claudio Giachino ... [et al.] -- Steroid hormone signaling between schwann cells and neurons regulates the rate of myelin synthesis / by Paul M. Rodriguez-Waitkus ... [et al.] -- Ndrg2, a novel gene regulated by adrenal steroids and antidepressants, is highly expressed in astrocytes / by Nancy R. Nichols. 11(beta)-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases in the brain: two enzymes two roles / by Megan C. Holmes ... [et al.] -- Hippocampal and hypothalamic function after chronic stress / by M. Joèels, J.M. Verkuyl, and E. Van Riel -- Corticosteroid receptor transgenic mice: models for depression? / by Alexandre Urani and Peter Gass -- High-quality antidepressant discovery by understanding stress hormone physiology / by Florian Holsboer.