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Two subjects affected by panhypopituitarism, 17 and 19 years of age, were evaluated. One of the patients was able to ejaculate sperm (14 X 10(6)/ml) after 12 months of hMG-hCG therapy (75 IU 2 degrees IRP HMG + 850 IU hCG twice a week). In the other subject sperm production was not achieved until 6 1/2 years of uninterrupted therapy had been completed(More)
In a longitudinal study one healthy man aged 26 yrs underwent semen collections and blood samplings at monthly interval from January to December 1985. The ejaculated samples were analyzed for sperm density, motility, relative proportion of early (ab) and late (cd) spermatids, concentrations of Fructose, L-Carnitine and Transferrin. In a transverse study,(More)
Spectrophotometrical (412 nm) readings of known amounts of 1-carnitine gave absorbancy changes with minimal interassay variations (8%) in the range of 15.6-125 microM. A 100-microliters volume of seminal plasma was needed for optimal assay repeatability; recoveries of added carnitine were linear (r = 0.998), indicating a sensitivity limit of 0.70(More)
The study of the retention of titrated T3 on columns of Sephadex G-25, (Resin T3 Uptake), in the presence of untreated plasma, or plasma treated with charcoal, indicates that there are very small quantities of protein-hormone compounds present in the seminal fluid. In cases of phlogosis of the genital tract, the increase of albumin in the seminal fluid(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to investigate whether the absence of increased 5 alpha-reductase activity explained the absence of hirsutism in premenopausal obese women with increased free testosterone (FT) levels. DESIGN As in hyperandrogenicity there generally exists evidence for increased 5 alpha-reductase activity, we measured, as parameters of 5(More)
We have investigated on eventual relationships existing in men between plasma levels of 17-a-OH-Progesterone (17-a-OH-P) and, plasma levels of Testosterone (T) and on the modifications of these relationships after stimulation of the testicles by HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin). An inverse correlation exists between basal plasma levels of the two steroids(More)
A considerable body of evidence is available indicating a paracrine relationship between the seminiferous tubules and the Leydig cells. In 113 adult subjects in basal conditions the blood levels were determined of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), LH (luteinizing hormone), 17-alpha-OH-P (17-alpha-OH-progesterone) and T (testosterone) either as a whole or(More)
On the basis of the results in vitro, it seems that the testicle does not respond to the action of the thyroid hormones. The study of the relationship between the blood concentrations of these hormones and the reproductive function of the organ is being made by the Authors as a means of verifying this in vivo. The total blood concentrations of T4,(More)
Levels of beta-human chorionic gonadotropin (beta-hCG) were detected in semen under basal conditions. No significant correlation to levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) in blood was found. The beta-hCG level did not increase within 3-7 days after a 5000 IU dose of hCG was injected intramuscularly. Human chorionic gonadotropin was detected in semen only after(More)
The data from previous studies on the seminal concentrations of proteic hormones result in the hypothesis that there exists a selective filter for these hormones, which is between the systemic circulation and the male genital canal. Previous data regarding sexual steroids are insufficient to verify if such a filter system also operates in the case of(More)