Brain Sex Differences

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Brain Sex Differences

Epigenetic regulation of brain sexual dimorphism

In model organisms, mate selection and mating behaviors have been found to be affected by developmental exposure to environmental estrogenic or anti-androgenic chemicals, suggesting that current environmental levels of chemicals could be affecting the health and behavior of the exposed organisms. Our team is striving to understand epigenetic basis for brain sexual dimorphism and environmentally induced sex-specific behaviors.

 
Fig. Cyp19a1b-GFP transgenic medaka.