Mahmoud A. Abdelnabi

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Serum samples from male and female zebra finches ranging in age from 1 day before hatch to 54 days posthatch were assayed for 17 beta-estradiol (E), androgen, testosterone (T), or 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Additional samples were assayed from intact and gonadectomized adults, gonadectomized adults with intraperitoneal implants of testosterone(More)
Studies in our laboratory have focused on endocrine, neuroendocrine, and behavioral components of reproduction in the Japanese quail. These studies considered various stages in the life cycle, including embryonic development, sexual maturation, adult reproductive function, and aging. A major focus of our research has been the role of neuroendocrine systems(More)
The purpose of this experiment was to measure plasma, gonad, and adrenal steroid hormones during embryonic and early posthatch development in Japanese quail. Blood plasma samples were collected from male and female Japanese quail embryos at 2-d intervals between Day 10 of incubation and Day 5 posthatch. Gonads and adrenal glands were collected from a(More)
Japanese quail provide an advantageous avian model for assessing long-term biological consequences of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). These studies examined route of exposure and vulnerability to biological impact of EDCs over the life cycle in a precocial avian model, the Japanese quail. Embryonic exposure occurs with maternal deposition and(More)
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) exert hormone-like activity in vertebrates and exposure to these compounds may induce both short- and long-term deleterious effects including functional alterations that contribute to decreased reproduction and fitness. An overview of the effects of a number of EDCs, including androgenic and estrogenic compounds, will(More)
Oxytocin (OT) modulates adult mammalian sexual behavior, sperm production and transport, and steroidogenesis; however, the consequences of developmental manipulations of oxytocin have received little attention. The purpose of this experiment was to determine whether neonatal exposure to OT, an oxytocin antagonist (OTA), saline (SAL), or handling (HAN)-only(More)
Soy isoflavones have been associated with several beneficial effects of soy in human diets. However, most soy is consumed by livestock in the Western countries. It is possible that isoflavones could be transferred and/or accumulated into animal products, which could become additional sources of dietary isoflavones for humans. Our objectives were to(More)
It has been difficult to establish reliable indices of exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) appropriate for a variety of avian species because of a vast array of reproductive strategies. Data from mammals, reptiles and fish provide insight on likely mechanisms of action for EDCs. However, many of the effects of EDCs are weaker than the actions(More)
The varied reproductive strategies of birds present a challenge in developing reliable indices for the assessment of effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Precocial species, such as quail, appear to be most sensitive to EDC effects during embryonic development. Although the Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) is a nonnative lab species, its(More)
Larval lampreys are known to successfully recover normal behavior following spinal cord injury. More recently, we showed temperature can influence functional recovery, with colder temperatures more likely producing behavioral abnormality despite the cold being the animals' normal temperature. Here we analyze the differences associated with temperature(More)