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Fig. 5 | Biology of Sex Differences

Fig. 5

From: Sex and estrogens alter the action of glucagon-like peptide-1 on reward

Fig. 5

Central injection of the ERα-antagonist MPPd attenuated the effects of Ex4 on food-motivated behavior. As expected, central administration of Ex4 led to a reduction in sucrose rewards earned in females (c) and males (a). Ex4 no longer significantly reduced sucrose rewards earned after administration of the specific ERα-antagonist MPPd. Additionally, Ex4 treatment reduced lever presses for sucrose earned in females (d) and produced a trend for reduction in males (b), an effect which was also attenuated by co-treatment with MPPd. Compilation of female and male data revealed a significant reduction in sucrose rewards earned (e) and active lever presses (f) after EX4 treatment that was attenuated after combined MPP/Ex4 treatment. Data are expressed as mean ± SEM. n = 7–9 for males and females. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001, ****p < 0.0001

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