Journal article

STUDIES ON THE TESTICULAR SOURCE OF INHIBIN AND ITS ROUTE OF SECRETION IN RAMS - FAILURE OF THE LEYDIG-CELL TO SECRETE INHIBIN IN RESPONSE TO A HUMAN CHORIONIC-GONADOTROPIN LH STIMULUS

AJ TILBROOK, DM DEKRETSER, IJ CLARKE

JOURNAL OF ENDOCRINOLOGY | J ENDOCRINOLOGY LTD | Published : 1991

Abstract

To determine whether Leydig cells produce inhibin in the ram, Leydig cells were stimulated by administering human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) or raising the levels of endogenous LH by an injection of gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH). Plasma concentrations of testosterone increased in the 72 h after either a single injection (P less than 0.05) or two injections (P less than 0.01) of hCG. Plasma concentrations of inhibin were not significantly influenced by either one or two injections of hCG. Administration of GnRH (1 microgram) caused an 11-fold increase in plasma concentrations of LH but did not influence concentrations of inhibin in either the jugular or testicular veins (pampinifo..

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