Progesterone receptor expression in the brainstem of the female rat
1999 (English)In: Neuroscience Letters, ISSN 0304-3940, E-ISSN 1872-7972, Vol. 275, no 2, 85-88 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
By using in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry, the presence of neurons expressing progesterone receptor mRNA (PR mRNA) and progesterone receptor-like immunoreactivity (PR-LI) was examined in the brainstem and spinal cord of female rats. Neurons expressing PR mRNA and PR-LI were seen in the ventrolateral medulla, the parvocellular reticular formation and the nucleus of the solitary tract. PR mRNA, but not PR-LI, was seen in the hypoglossal nucleus, the inferior olive, the locus coeruleus and the parabrachial nucleus. No consistent labeling was present in the spinal cord. These findings show that progesterone receptors are expressed in brainstem areas involved in various functions, including autonomic regulation and pain modulation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 275, no 2, 85-88 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225859DOI: 10.1016/S0304-3940(99)00753-3PubMedID: 10568505OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-225859DiVA: diva2:722528