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Research Article

Stress Affects a Gastrin-Releasing Peptide System in the Spinal Cord That Mediates Sexual Function: Implications for Psychogenic Erectile Dysfunction

  • Hirotaka Sakamoto mail,

    hsakamo@koto.kpu-m.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Ken-Ichi Matsuda,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Damian G. Zuloaga,

    Affiliation: Program in Neuroscience, Departments of Psychology and Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Nobuko Nishiura,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Keiko Takanami,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Cynthia L. Jordan,

    Affiliation: Program in Neuroscience, Departments of Psychology and Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • S. Marc Breedlove,

    Affiliation: Program in Neuroscience, Departments of Psychology and Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Mitsuhiro Kawata

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Published: January 26, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004276

About the Authors

Hirotaka Sakamoto, Ken-Ichi Matsuda, Nobuko Nishiura, Keiko Takanami, Mitsuhiro Kawata
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Damian G. Zuloaga, Cynthia L. Jordan, S. Marc Breedlove
Program in Neuroscience, Departments of Psychology and Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: hsakamo@koto.kpu-m.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HS MK. Performed the experiments: HS KIM DGZ NN KT. Analyzed the data: HS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CLJ MB. Wrote the paper: HS MB MK.