Research Article

Progesterone Exerts a Neuromodulatory Effect on Turning Behavior of Hemiparkinsonian Male Rats: Expression of 3α-Hydroxysteroid Oxidoreductase and Allopregnanolone as Suggestive of Receptors Involvement

Figure 4

Gene expression of 3α-HSOR in left (a) and right striatum (b). Results are expressed as mean ± SEM of relative units cDNA of sham, HP, and P4-treated HP groups; and (one-way ANOVA). Ethidium bromide fluorescence photograph of the gel electrophoresis of the amplification products, of sham, HP, and P4-treated HP. The gel photographs were quantified using ImageJ software (National Institutes of Health, USA) and expressed as arbitrary units relative to cyclophilin A. HP group (hemiparkinsonian group), P4-treated HP group (progesterone-treated hemiparkinsonian group).
(a) Left striatum
(b) Right striatum