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Fig. 1 | Biology of Sex Differences

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From: Removal of reproductive suppression reveals latent sex differences in brain steroid hormone receptors in naked mole-rats, Heterocephalus glaber

Fig. 1

Mean fold change of diencephalic mRNA expression compared to subordinate animals ± standard error of the mean. Ar mRNA was significantly higher in male breeders compared to subordinate, 1-day, and 1-month, but not from 1-week, paired males. Females did not show changes in Ar mRNA across conditions, although Cyp19a1 (aromatase) and Esr1 mRNA were both increased in female breeders compared to 1-month, 1-week, 1-day, and subordinate females. Males did not show changes in Esr1 or Cyp19a1 mRNA. Pgr mRNA was decreased in male breeders compared to subordinates and 1-day paired males but did not differ from 1-week and 1-month paired males. Female breeders had significantly increased Pgr mRNA compared to all other female groups. *p < .05. ns non-significant

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