Ovrang Djahanbakhch

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We describe a nonextraction procedure, and two extraction procedures, for RIA of melatonin in human plasma. All procedures showed a diurnal rhythm of melatonin in human subjects, with interindividual differences greater than interprocedure differences. However, further investigations demonstrated considerable variability of recovery in the nonextraction(More)
This review explores the potential role of hormones in modulating the auditory function. The review describes four groups of hormones (the hormones of the circadian cycle, reproduction, stress response and the fluid and electrolyte balance), their physiological variations, interactions, as well as the physiological basis for their effect on the auditory(More)
This study investigates whether physiological variations in ovarian hormones during the ovarian cycle (OC) are associated with changes in auditory function. Sixteen women with normal hearing underwent auditory tests and simultaneous measurements of the hormone levels four times during OC. The auditory tests included recording of otoacoustic emissions(More)
The continued acquisition of information on the distribution of expression of components of the renin-angiotensin system shows that it has functions in the tissues that are quite unrelated to its systemic actions. In particular, both type 1 and type 2 angiotensin receptors are found in many tissues of the reproductive system of both sexes. In addition, the(More)
Endometriosis and infertility are known to be associated, but it is unclear whether endometriosis causes infertility. We used contrast analogue enhancement to study the effect of peritoneal fluid from women with early stage endometriosis on the ciliary beat frequency of human fallopian tube epithelium. We obtained peritoneal fluid from six women with early(More)
The physiological factors which induce and maintain mammalian sperm maturation and motility generally remain unclear, although several agents are known to be involved. We recently described the application of immunocytochemical and immunoblotting methods to identify the angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor in the tails of ejaculated rat and human sperm, and(More)
Blood was collected every 8 h in five women from Day 10 of the menstrual cycle for 5-7 d for the measurement of LH, oestradiol and progesterone. In all women the LH surge started between 2400 and 0800 h before there was any significant decline in the concentration of oestradiol. In order to investigate the pulsatile secretion of LH and estradiol during the(More)