Age-influence variations in the levels of cholesterol and ATPase activity in the testes of prepuberal chicks.


Changes in the levels of total, free and esterified cholesterol and ATPase activity were measured in male prepuberal Nigerian fowl. Results showed that in all cases, the testicular levels of these parameters increased to peak levels and decreased thereafter. Total and free cholesterol levels were maximal at 12 weeks while the esterification of cholesterol… (More)