National Institute for Aging, www.nia.nih.gov
Provides health and research information on aging-related studies, and a great source of funding for age-related research.
A scientific organization presenting information and current research on menopause and its management. The Endocrine Society, www.endo-society.org An international scientific organization, consisting of basic researchers and clinicians, that supports research in all areas of endocrinology, including menopause.
JOURNAL ARTICLES AND REVIEWS Bellino, F.L. and Wise, P.M. (2003). Nonhuman primate models of menopause workshop. Biol Reprod 68(1), 10-18.
A summary of neuroendocrine studies of reproductive aging in Old World monkeys.
Burger, H.G., Dudley, E.C., Robertson, D.M., and Dennerstein, L. (2002). Hormonal changes in the menopause transition. Rec Prog Horm Res 57, 257-275.
A comprehensive review of human studies encompassing hormonal changes that accompany the onset and progression of menopause.
Tsien, J.Z., Chen, F.C., Gerber, D., Tom, C., Mercer, E.H., Anderson D.J. et al. (1996). Subregion and cell type restricted gene knockout in mouse brain. Cell 87(7), 225-238.
Provides a summary of the use of the Cre/lox P recombination system to produce mouse knockout animals.
Wise, P.M., Smith, M.J., Dubal, D.B., Wilson, M.E., Rau, S.W., Cashion, A.B. et al. (2002). Neuroendocrine modulation and repercussions of female reproductive aging. Rec Prog Horm Res 57, 235-256.
Reviews studies (in rats) suggesting that changes in the coordination of neuromodulators influencing the preovulatory GnRH/LH surge due to age-associated changes in estrogen concentrations contribute to the onset of reproductive senescence. Also reviews more global repercussions of age-related declines in estrogen.
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