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The function and growth of the rat prostate are stimulated by androgens and inhibited by estrogens. To study the influence of these hormones on the prostatic blood flow, prostatic vascular resistance was measured in castrated adult rats, which were testosterone supplemented and treated with different estrogenic substances. Prostatic blood flow was measured(More)
Thirty previously untreated patients with carcinoma of the prostate were prospectively randomised to one of the following treatments: ethinyl oestradiol (Etivex) combined with polyoestradiol phosphate (Estradurin); estramustine phosphate (Estracyt); bilateral orchiectomy. Oestrogenic effects were measured by blood levels of pregnancy zone protein, sex(More)
Scatchard binding analysis was performed to measure the cytoplasmic oestrogen receptor in the testis of rats. After treatment of rats with the antioestrogen tamoxifen no oestrogen receptor binding was found in testicular low speed supernatant between 12 and 96 h after treatment. Such tamoxifen-treated rats were used to study the acute effect of oestrogens(More)
After castration the rat ventral prostate undergoes regression. This process occurs due to the induction of apoptosis, or active cell death, in the epithelial cells of the gland. Several genes, including TRPM-2, (testosterone repressed prostate message), RVP.1, fos, and myc, have been shown to be induced in the prostate during this process. We have(More)
The effects of human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), eostradiol benzoate (E2) and estromustine (Eo) on testicular and prostatic blood flow and plasma levels of testosterone were studied in hypophysectomized rats. Daily injections of 5 IU hCG induced a significant increase in testicular blood flow when measured after 8-9 days treatment. This stimulatory(More)
A competitive binding assay was used for analysis of the affinities of ethinyl oestradiol, diethylstilboestrol and metabolites of estramustine phosphate to the oestrogen receptor of rat testis. The affinities were ranked as follows: ethinyl oestradiol greater than oestradiol-17 beta greater than diethylstilboestrol much greater than estramustine.(More)
Testicular blood flow, testosterone production, and the formation of testicular interstitial fluid (IF) were studied in unilaterally cryptorchid rats, basally, 8 h and 24 h after treatment with 200 IU human CG (hCG). Testicular blood flow was lower in the abdominal testis in both control rats and hCG-treated rats than in the scrotal testis within the same(More)
The inhibition of human testicular testosterone production in vitro by oestrogen was studied by measuring effects of oestradiol-17 beta and ethinyl oestradiol on the 3 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/isomerase and the delta 4-pathway of testosterone synthesis. Progesterone, 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone, androstenedione and testosterone concentrations of(More)
Human testicular slices were incubated in vitro in order to examine the direct effects of natural and synthetic oestrogens on testosterone secretion. In the presence of human chorionic gonadotrophin (10 IU per ml), oestradiol-17 beta (1 or 10 micrograms per ml) and ethinyl oestradiol (0.1, 1 or 10 micrograms per ml) inhibited testosterone release into the(More)
Copenhagen x Fisher F1 rats were implanted with the androgen-dependent Dunning R3327 prostatic adenocarcinoma. When the tumors had median volumes of ca 470 mm3, the rats were castrated and/or treated with 6-methylene-4-pregnene-3,20-dione (6MP) in different doses. Tumor growth inhibition occurred in all castrated and treated groups, with decrease in volume(More)