Ch Jean-Faucher

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The levels of testosterone (T) and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the epididymis, vas deferens and preputial gland were assessed in mice from 1 to 90 days. The weight increase of these 3 organs was proportionately greater than that of the whole body until 50 or 60 days, and they attained their adult histological appearance approximately 20 days prior to(More)
Kidneys of adult male mice are larger than those of females because of both cellular hyperplasia and hypertrophy. Administration of testosterone to adult female mice induced cellular hypertrophy but not hyperplasia, so that the weight of the kidney remained smaller than in male mice. The sexual dimorphism in kidney size is not congenital but programmed by(More)
Male mice were raised in cohabitation with females from birth to 90 days. Testosterone was measured every 10 days in plasma and testes. Sex difference in body weight was related to the pre-pubertal increase of testosterone levels in males. The weight of the seminal vesicle was positively correlated with circulating testosterone levels between 1 and 40 days(More)
Plasma testosterone, LH and FSH levels were determined and correlated with reproductive organs growth, testicular differentiation, fighting and mounting behaviour in maturing rabbit. An infantile phase of development extends from birth to 40 days, characterized by low testosterone and FSH levels, decreasing LH levels (until 20 days) and by a slow growth of(More)
Testicular development was evaluated in male mice subjected to undernutrition from birth to weaning (20 days) by separating pups from their mothers. Underfed and normally fed animals were sacrificed every 10 days from 20 to 60 days. From 20 to 60 days, body and testes weights were significantly lower in underfed males. In undernourished males, the(More)
In newborn rabbits of both sexes, an androgen receptor was characterized in the genital tubercle. Homogenates exhibited high affinity (Kd was about 0.4 nM) and saturable binding of [3H]methyltrienolone. The half-life of the [3H]5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone-androgen receptor complex was 72 h at 4 degrees C. The receptor was inactivated by heat and pronase and(More)
Testerone (T) concentrations in the plasma, gonads, and adrenals were measured by radioimmunoassay in 188 male and 160 female rabbit fetuses. Determinations were performed daily from the 20th to the 31st day of gestation and were correlated with the maternal plasma concentration of T. The T content of both testes remained relatively constant from the 20th(More)
The concentrations of testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) were measured in the testis and in different segments of the epididymis and vas deferens of adult mice. There were marked regional variations in the concentrations of testosterone and DHT from the testis to the caudal part of the vas deferens. In the testis, testosterone was the predominant(More)
Testosterone was measured daily by radio-immunoassay from the 18th to the 25th day of gestation in 650 male and female fetuses. In male fetuses testosterone levels increased between days 18 and 19, reaching their maxima at 20 days and varied little from 21 to 25 days. Circulating concentrations of testosterone were sex-dependent.
Plasma LH and FSH concentrations were determined by radioimmunoassay in male mice from birth to adulthood after LRH injection, castration and testosterone replacement therapy. Except at birth for LH, LRH significantly increased circulating levels of both gonadotrophins at all stages studied. It is suggested that a change in the pituitary LH response to LRH(More)