By Bernardita Cádiz-Moretti, Fernando Martínez-García, Enrique Lanuza (auth.), Marion L East, Martin Dehnhard (eds.)
Three invited foreign specialists current overviews of modern advancements in key fields and may put up chapters for the ebook. Jane Hurst from Liverpool collage within the united kingdom provides an outline at the functionality, mechanisms and evolution of chemical indications, Penelope Hawkins from the college of Western Australia will aspect the significance of male odors in lady mate-choice and the priming of woman copy, and Francesco Bonadonna from CNRS-CEFE, Montpellier in France provides an summary of the significance of chemical signs for the formation and upkeep of pair-bonds, father or mother – offspring acceptance and navigation in seabirds. opt for submissions are invited by way of the medical committee to give a contribution chapters.
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Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab 16:13–30 Bacchini A, Gaetani E, Cavaggioni A (1992) Pheromone binding proteins of the mouse, Mus musculus. Experientia 48:419–421 Baddaloo EGY, Clulow FV (1981) Effects of the male on growth, sexual-maturation, and ovulation of young female meadow voles, microtus-pennsylvanicus. Can J Zool 59:415–421 Bakker J, Pierman S, Gonzalez-Martinez D (2010) Effects of aromatase mutation (ArKO) on the sexual differentiation of kisspeptin neuronal numbers and their activation by same versus opposite sex urinary pheromones.
Jouhanneau and M. Keller Conclusions This review highlighted the extensive researches carried out on the acceleration of puberty onset in female house mice by male urinary odours. Although many experiments have been done to elucidate the chemosensory, physiological or endocrine aspects of this effect, there is a clear lack of investigation regarding the neuroendocrine consequences of male odour exposure in females. This aspect will undoubtedly be explored in the coming years, especially thanks to the identification of new regulators of the hypothalamic–pituitary–gonadal axis, such as kisspeptin, which provide potential targets of pheromonal information.
In contrast, the volatile ligands separated from MUP were inactive. These results, however, were challenged by Novotny et al. (1999b) who suggested that volatile ligands were still persistent in the MUPs fraction and argued for the key role of these volatile ligands in puberty acceleration. Indeed, the MUPs fraction retained the typical odour of male mouse (which is known to be due to the presence of volatiles) even after extensive purifications and lyophilisations. In addition, the recombinant MUP-1, which is devoid of any volatile ligand, had no biological activity in the context of puberty acceleration.
Chemical Signals in Vertebrates 12 by Bernardita Cádiz-Moretti, Fernando Martínez-García, Enrique Lanuza (auth.), Marion L East, Martin Dehnhard (eds.)