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ea0044p171 | Neuroendocrinology and pituitary | SFEBES2016

The role of kisspeptin in the medial amygdala on male sexual behaviour in rats

Gresham Rebecca , Li Shengyun Li , Adekunbi Daniel , Hu Minghan , Li Xiao Feng Li , O'Byrne Kevin

The medial amygdala (MeA) is crucial for sexual behavior; kisspeptin (Kiss1) also plays a role in sexual function. Kisspeptin receptor (Kiss1r) knockout mice display no sexual behavior. Recently Kiss1 and Kiss1r have been discovered in the posterodorsal subnucleus of the medial amygdala (MePD). We hypothesized that Kiss1 in the MePD may have an influence on male sexual behavior. To test this we bilaterally cannulated the MePD and infused kisspeptin-10 in male rats. This caused...