Researchers have uncovered specific regions of brain tissue where aromatase is present, that drives male sexual desire. Aromatase converts testosterone into estrogen in the brain, driving male sexual activity.
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Researchers report estrogen may play a significant role in synaptic plasticity and memory formation. The study reports mice whose neurons did not produce estrogen have impairments in spatial reference memories, recognition and contextual fear memories. Restoring estrogen levels assisted in reversing the memory impairments, the study revealed.
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When aromatase+ neurons are depleted, both male and female mice are slower to show aggressive signs, a new study reports.
Researchers report estrogen receptor beta is significantly decreased in the brain of people with autism.