Plasma testosterone levels and Δ5-3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase activity in the testis of the rat following prolonged exposure to stress

I. Pollard, J. R. Bassett, J. M. P. Joss

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    Abstract

    Exposure of male CSF rats to a signalled, unpredictable 60-day stress regimen induced a significant elevation in circulating testosterone levels at Days 1 and 60 which was abolished by castration. Small morphological changes were seen in the Leydig cells in the early days of stressing. A significant increase in 3β-HSD activity was seen by 5 days of stress, indicating increased steroidogenic activity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)101-106
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Reproduction and Fertility
    Volume59
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1980

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