Neurosteroids: a role in aging? New functions in the central and peripheral nervous systems

  • E. E. Baulieu
Invited Lecture


Dorsal Root Ganglion Schwann Cell Peripheral Nervous System DHEA Morris Water Maze 


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    Baulieu E.E.: Neurosteroids: of the nervous system, by the nervous system, for the nervous system. Rec. Prog. Horm. Res. 52, 1997 (in press).Google Scholar
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    Vallé M., Mayo W., Corpéchot C., Young J., Le Moal M., Baulieu E.E., Robel R., Simon H.: Neurosteroids: cognitive performance in deficient aged rats depends on low pregnenolone sulfate levels in the hippocampus. (Submitted).Google Scholar
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    Koenig H.L., Schumacher M., Ferzaz B., Do Thi A.N., Ressouches A., Guennoun R., Jung-Testas I., Robel P., Akwa Y., Baulieu E.E.: Progesterone synthesis and myelin formation by Schwann cells. Science 268: 1500–1503, 1995.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. E. Baulieu
    • 1
  1. 1.INSERM U 33Le Kremlin-Bicêtre CedexFrance

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