Inhibition of the basal and oestradiol-stimulated mitotic activity of primary spermatogonia by melatonin in the testis of the frog, Rana esculenta, in vivo and in vitro.

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Melatonin has a direct inhibitory effect on the basal and oestradiol-stimulated mitotic activity of primary spermatogonia in the testis of the frog, Rana esculenta. In this study oestradiol was used to induce spermatogonial proliferation to verify the anti-proliferative effect of melatonin. The colchicine metaphase arrest technique was used. The results… (More)

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@article{dIstria2003InhibitionOT, title={Inhibition of the basal and oestradiol-stimulated mitotic activity of primary spermatogonia by melatonin in the testis of the frog, Rana esculenta, in vivo and in vitro.}, author={Michela d'Istria and Carmela Palmiero and Ismene Serino and Gaia Izzo and Sergio Minucci}, journal={Reproduction}, year={2003}, volume={126 1}, pages={83-90} }