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This study investigated whether neonatal exposure of male rats to estrogenic compounds altered pubertal spermatogenesis (days 18 and 25) and whether the changes observed resulted in long-term changes in testis size, mating, or fertility (days 90-100). Rats were treated neonatally with a range of doses (0.01-10 microg) of diethylstilbestrol (DES;(More)
GnRH acts via GnRH receptors (GnRH-R) in the pituitary to cause the release of gonadotropins that regulate vertebrate reproduction. In the teleost fish, Haplochromis burtoni, reproduction is socially regulated through the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis, making the pituitary GnRH-R a likely site of action for this control. As a first step toward(More)
There are a variety of options for making microarrays and obtaining microarray data. Here, we describe the building and use of two microarray facilities in academic settings. In addition to specifying technical detail, we comment on the advantages and disadvantages of components and approaches, and provide a protocol for hybridization. The fact that we are(More)
This study aimed to identify the mechanism(s) for impairment of spermatogenesis in adulthood in rats treated neonatally with estrogens. Rats were treated (days 2-12) with 10, 1, or 0.1 microg diethylstilbestrol (DES), 10 microg ethinyl estradiol (EE), 10 mg/kg of a GnRH antagonist (GnRHa), or vehicle and killed in adulthood. DES/EE caused dose-dependent(More)
To date, despite the increasing number of genomic tools, there is no repository of ordered human BAC clones that covers entire chromosomes. This project presents a resource of mapped large DNA fragments that span eight human chromosomes at approximately 1-Mb resolution. These DNA fragments are bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clones anchored to(More)
Water management practice has benefited from the development of model-driven Decision Support Systems (DSS), and in particular those that combine simulation with single or multiple-objective optimisation tools. However, there are many performance, acceptance and adoption problems with these decision support tools caused mainly by misunderstandings between(More)
We have placed 7,600 cytogenetically defined landmarks on the draft sequence of the human genome to help with the characterization of genes altered by gross chromosomal aberrations that cause human disease. The landmarks are large-insert clones mapped to chromosome bands by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Each clone contains a sequence tag that is(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of the administration of a potent non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor, anastrozole, on male reproductive function in adult rats. As anastrozole was to be administered via the drinking water, a preliminary study was undertaken in female rats and showed that this route of administration was effective in(More)
Androgens are important for the structural and functional integrity of the testis and the prostate and this may in part be mediated by the aromatisation of testosterone to oestradiol. The aim of the present study was to establish an in vivo model that would allow the identification of genes, the expression of which was regulated acutely by androgen and/or(More)