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Unformatted text preview: behavior Stil show lordosis behavior Castrate male at birth and do show lordosis, however males who grow up with their testes don’t show lordosis because estradiol defeminized In conclusion estradiol, like testosterone, mascilinzes and defeminizes behavior. If estradiol masculinizes males, can it also masculinize females neonatally.? So estradiol is a potent masculinizing hormone around the time of birth. She never ovulates. Before estradiol is made it is a product of testosterone. Estrodial acts on estrogin receptors Testes cause male behavior and are carried to the brain and mascunize the brian but this does not come from the ovaries. AFP(in rats) prevents estrogen from getting into the brain. So the female has the maternal estrogen and thus the mail doesn’t mascunize because of AFP In males if you inject enough estradiol it overwhelms the system and it bypasses the AFP...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course GE CLUSTER 72a taught by Professor Saguy during the Spring '10 term at UCLA.
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