Marco A Rivarola

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There exists a reciprocal relationship between the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) and the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axes, wherein the activation of one affects the function of the other and vice versa. For example, both testosterone and oestrogen modulate the response of the HPA axis, whereas activation of the stress axis, especially(More)
The effects of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and testosterone on Sertoli cell gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (gamma-GTP) activity have been studied in vitro. Addition of FSH to Sertoli cell cultures for 5 days induced stimulation of gamma-GTP activity. No testosterone effect was observed alone or in combination with different doses of FSH. Time course(More)
CONTEXT The mechanisms of postnatal adrenal zonation remain unclear. OBJECTIVE To provide a clue for a possible role of estrogens in adrenarche, we studied the expression of estrogen receptor (ER)alpha, ERbeta, G protein-coupled receptor (GPR)30, and cP450aromatase (cP450arom) in human adrenal tissue. DESIGN Human adrenal tissue was collected from three(More)
A study of a large cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumor of the testis associated with bilateral gynecomastia in an 8-year-old boy is presented. Macroscopically, the two testes showed multiple, large, and hard calcified nodules. Histology revealed clusters or cords of tumor cells with foci of calcifications as well as evidences, in the adjacent testicular(More)
The neonatal human Leydig cell undergoes a transient period of activation during the first months of life. The biological significance of this activation is unknown. Furthermore, little is known about the hormonal regulation of this biological process, even though it coincides with an elevation of LH levels in serum. In order to study the function of human(More)
We hypothesized that DNA methylation is involved in human adrenal functional zonation. mRNAs expression and methylation pattern of RARB, NR4A1 and HSD3B2 genes in human adrenal tissues (HAT) and in pediatric virilizing adrenocortical tumors (VAT) were analyzed. For analysis of the results samples were divided into 3 age groups according to FeZ involution,(More)
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