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in mammals, aromatase is mainly expressed in the brain and the gonads, but it is also found in placental, adipose, and bone tissue (Conley and Hinshelwood 2001).
Aromatase is rapidly shut down after the LH surge, both by increased degradation of aromatase mRNA and inhibition of transcription (Fitzpatrick et al.
Aromatase is an enzyme present in peripheral tissues such as fat, which converts adrenal androgens into oestrogen.
The two-factorial ANOVA showed that the activity of aromatase is significantly different between males and females, and it also is different between sections of different areas of the brain, showing an interaction between the effect of these two factors ([F.
We conclude that the induction of genetic expression of aromatase is not the only mechanism regulating the activity of brain aromatase.