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Written and edited by experts in the field, this collection from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology summarizes recent progress in this area. It includes contributions covering epigenetic mechanisms in the brain, neuroendocrine responses to stress, and gendered behavior, as well as studies of how sex differences may affect circadian rhythms, immune disorders, and depression.
The book also examines controversy around research in this area as well as the dangers of neglecting sex differences when planning experiments. It is thus a vital reference both for biologists in the field and for translational researchers developing therapeutic approaches that may be affected by sex differences.
Table of Contents
Integrating Sex Chromosome and Endocrine Theories to Improve Teaching of Sexual Differentiation
Arthur P. Arnold
Sex Differences in Acute Neuroendocrine Responses to Stressors in Rodents and Humans
Robert J. Handa, Julietta A. Sheng, Emily A. Castellanos, Hayley N. Templeton, and Robert F. McGivern
Epigenetic Mechanisms of Brain Sexual Differentiation
Bruno Gegenhuber and Jessica Tollkuhn
Sex Differences in Circadian Rhythms
James C. Walton, Jacob R. Bumgarner, and Randy J. Nelson
Fairly Criticized, or Politicized? Conflicts in the Neuroscience of Sex Differences in the Human Brain
Evidence for Perinatal Steroid Influence on Human Sexual Orientation and Gendered Behavior
Ashlyn Swift-Gallant, Talia Shirazi, David A. Puts, and S. Marc Breedlove
Pervasive Neglect of Sex Differences in Biomedical Research
Irving Zucker, Brian J. Prendergast, and Annaliese K. Beery
Quantifying Sex Differences in Behavior in the Era of “Big” Data
Brian C. Trainor and Annegret L. Falkner
Sex Differences in Mast Cell-Associated Disorders: A Lifespan Perspective
Emily Mackey and Adam J. Moeser
A Brief History of a Male-Specific Neuromuscular Disease
Cynthia L. Jordan
Sex Differences in Spotted Hyenas
S. Kevin McCormick, Kay E. Holekamp, Laura Smale, Mary L. Weldele,
Stephen E. Glickman, and Ned J. Place
Sex Differences in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Preclinical Animal Models for the Study of Depression
Elizabeth S. Williams, and Michelle Mazei-Robison, and A.J. Robison
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