Julia Marson

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Six men requesting male contraception received a daily oral dose of 20 mg medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) in combination with 50 or 100 mg percutaneous testosterone for 1 year. From the third month the sperm concentration was less than 10(6)/ml for all the men at one time or another during treatment, and usually less than 5 X 10(6)/ml, with an average(More)
Data about the levels of free L-carnitine, an epididymal marker in human semen, are contradictory and unclear, particularly in their relationship to fertility. This can perhaps be explained by the absence of any studies of seminal L-carnitine in a large group of fertile men, and by the lack of consideration of factors influencing its secretion. In this(More)
The onset of pubertal testicular growth (Po) occurred in 12 out of 20 male chimpanzees surveyed monthly for at least 3.7 yr. When animals were synchronized according to Po, the mean weight gain was found to be higher before than after Po, and testicular volume started to rise immediately after Po. The earlier significant hormonal events were a rapid rise in(More)
To investigate their adequacy as energy dissipating elements during earthquakes, this paper reports on cyclic inelastic tests executed to determine the maximum strength and ductility of four concrete-filled circular steel piers joined to a foundation detail proposed to develop the full composite strength at the base of these columns. Column diameters(More)
Semen samples were obtained by masturbation from 6 chimpanzees and the spontaneously liquefied fraction and the remaining coagulum were studied separately. When semen was collected once or twice a week, large intra-individual variations were observed for all measures. The liquefied fraction represented 26.5 +/- 3.2% (weighted mean +/- s.d.) of the total(More)
Cellular and biochemical characteristics of semen obtained by masturbation were studied in 5 pubertal chimpanzees during 1.5 yr. The dental age corresponding to the beginning of the pubertal testicular growth (Po) ranged from 5.0 to 8.3 years (mean = 6.7 +/- 1.2 yr). Time-related variations of all studied parameters were analyzed according to Po and,(More)
It has often been suggested that determination of free L(-)-carnitine in seminal plasma may provide a good indication of epididymal function. However, there has been disagreement regarding the origin of L(-)-carnitine (epididymis and seminal vesicles) and its concentration in human seminal plasma. In this study, free L(-)-carnitine was determined after(More)
Circulating immunoreactive inhibin concentrations were determined in male chimpanzees (n = 12) during a 36-mo period starting 18 mo before the onset of pubertal testicular growth (Po). Serum levels of inhibin started to increase, together with LH and testosterone, 6 mo before a rise in FSH and Po. Before Po, inhibin was not related to gonadotropins but was(More)
In the epididymal fluid of boars, the concentration of carnitine (nmol/mg protein) began to increase from 20 in the distal caput, then rose progressively to 700 in the distal cauda. By contrast, the carnitine content of spermatozoa only started to increase in the proximal cauda where the concentration of carnitine in the fluid was 200-300 nmol/mg protein(More)