alexa Testosterone levels in plasma and testes of neonatal mice.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

Author(s): MotelicaHeino I, Castanier M, Corbier P, Edwards DA, Roffi J

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Abstract Newborn female and male C57BL6 mice were decapitated at birth or at different times during the first 24 h after birth and testosterone was determined by radioimmunoassay in plasma and testes. In newborn females, plasma testosterone is low and does not significantly change over the first 24 h after birth. In contrast, in newborn males, plasma testosterone more than doubles during the first 2 h after birth and then falls rapidly to remain relatively low for the remainder of the 24 h period after birth. The increase in plasma testosterone is of almost certain testicular origin since it follows a decrease in testicular testosterone content. It seems likely that the increase in plasma testosterone in male mice which reaches its peak at 2 h after birth is involved in an essential way in the development of well-documented sex differences in gonadotropin secretion and behavior.
This article was published in J Steroid Biochem and referenced in Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

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