Jeffrey Kerr

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Testicular weight and morphology, serum gonadotropins, intratesticular levels of testosterone and ABP levels in testicular interstitial fluid were studied in adult rats at intervals of 1 to 70 days after a single oral dose of 650 mg/kg methoxy acetic acid. At 3 days, this treatment resulted in the selective loss or depletion of pachytene and later(More)
Proliferation and partial meiotic maturation of germ cells in fetal ovaries is believed to establish a finite, non-renewable pool of primordial follicles at birth. The supply of primordial follicles in postnatal life should be depleted during folliculogenesis, either undergoing atresia or surviving to ovulation. Recent studies of mouse ovaries propose that(More)
Diethylstilbestrol (DES) was administered neonatally (Days 2-12; 10 microg on alternate days) to rats, and developmental changes in Sertoli cell function were evaluated at 18, 25, and 35 days of age and compared to those observed in rats administered a GnRH antagonist (GnRHa; Days 2 and 5; 10 mg/kg) or a vehicle (controls). DES and GnRHa treatments resulted(More)
Adult intraspecific mouse chimaeras, derived by introducing male embryonal stem cells into unsexed host blastocysts, were examined to determine whether gonadal sex was correlated with the sex chromosome composition of particular cell lineages. The fertility of XX in equilibrium XY and XY in equilibrium XY male chimaeras was also compared. The distribution(More)
The ultrastructure and developmental fate of the fetal generation of Leydig cells of the rat testis was studied from the 17th day of fetal life up to 100 days after birth. The number of fetal Leydig cells per testis was determined by light microscopic morphometric analysis of semithin plastic sections. In fetal testes (days 17-22 postconception), Leydig(More)
  • J B Kerr
  • Baillière's clinical endocrinology and…
  • 1992
The seminiferous tubular compartment of the human testis occupies about two thirds of the volume of the organ and is supported by loose connective tissue containing the Leydig cells. Sertoli cells extend from the basal lamina to the lumen of the seminiferous tubule and provide structural and functional support to the germ cells which proliferate and mature(More)
Accurate estimation of the number of ovarian follicles at various stages of development is an important indicator of the process of folliculogenesis in relation to the endocrine signals and paracrine/autocrine mechanisms that control the growth and maturation of the oocytes and their supporting follicular cells. There are 10-fold or greater differences in(More)
This study was designed to explore the relationship between the intratesticular distribution of testosterone and spermatogenesis by completely destroying the Leydig cells of mature male rats with injection of a single i.p. dose of ethane dimethanesulphonate. After such treatment, testosterone levels in serum, testicular interstitial fluid, seminiferous(More)
BOK/MTD was discovered as a protein that binds to the anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family member MCL-1 and shares extensive amino-acid sequence similarity to BAX and BAK, which are essential for the effector phase of apoptosis. Therefore, and on the basis of its reported expression pattern, BOK is thought to function in a BAX/BAK-like pro-apoptotic manner in female(More)
This study assessed whether changes in production of seminiferous tubule fluid underlie the previously described androgen-dependent changes in protein secretion by seminiferous tubules at stages VI-VIII of the spermatogenic cycle. Testosterone withdrawal was induced in adult rats by administration of ethane dimethane sulfonate (EDS) and temporal changes in(More)