Volker Bluem

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Immunoreactive (ir) lamprey (l), mammalian (m), chicken II (chII), and salmon (s) gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and ir-coho salmon beta-gonadotropins I and II (GTH I and GTH II) have been localized in the brain and pituitary gland of Xiphophorus maculatus, the platyfish, at various stages of development from birth to sexual maturity. Ir-GTH I was(More)
This report seeks to extend the existing information on the relationship of regulatory neuropeptides to neuroendocrine and pituitary function through a longitudinal study of the distribution of FMRF-amide, galanin (GAL), and neurotensin (NT) in the brain and pituitary gland of three species of Xiphophorus from birth to sexual maturity. In the pituitary(More)
The androgen receptor (AR) was localized immunohistochemically after different hormonal treatments in the ventral prostate, coagulating gland, seminal vesicle and epididymis of the adult rat. In the untreated controls AR-immunoreactivity was confined to the cell nuclei. One week after castration or treatment with the gonadotropin-releasing hormone(More)
Blood cells of male and female rainbow trout showed 17 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17 beta HSD) activity in vitro, reducing 11 beta-hydroxyandrostenedione and 11-ketoandrostenedione (OA) to 11 beta-hydroxytestosterone and 11-ketotestosterone (OT), respectively. Enzyme activity did not vary with gonadal development in either sex. The conversion of(More)
Most concepts for bioregenerative life support systems are based on edible higher land plants which create some problems with growth and seed generation under space conditions. Animal protein production is mostly neglected because of the tremendous waste management problems with tetrapods under reduced weightlessness. Therefore, the "Closed Equilibrated(More)
Testicular tissue collected at different stages of gonadal development was incubated with a pituitary extract (PE) from mature salmon. Three androgens (11-ketotestosterone, OT; 11 beta-hydroxytestosterone, OHT; and testosterone, T) and 17 alpha,20 beta-dihydroxyprogesterone (17-20 beta P) were quantified by radioimmunoassay in incubation media. OHT and OT(More)