Kat, Greg, and former Demas lab graduate student Nikki Rendon’s mini-review on neural androgen synthesis and aggression in seasonally breeding animals has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Endocrinology! This paper discusses evidence for a novel neuroendocrine pathway for territorial aggression, in which adrenal dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) serves as an important precursor for neurally-derived androgens during the non-breeding season.
A link for the manuscript can be found under the “Publications” page and can also be accessed here.
Image credit: Rendon et al. 2017, Functional Ecology.