Longitudinal reproductive hormone profiles in infants: peak of inhibin B levels in infant boys exceeds levels in adult men.

@article{Andersson1998LongitudinalRH,
  title={Longitudinal reproductive hormone profiles in infants: peak of inhibin B levels in infant boys exceeds levels in adult men.},
  author={A M Andersson and Jorma Toppari and A M Haavisto and J\orgen Holm Petersen and Tuula T. Simell and Olli Simell and Niels Erik Skakkebaek},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1998},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={675-81}
}
The gonads are usually considered quiescent organs in infancy and childhood. However, during the first few postnatal months of life, levels of gonadotropins and sex hormones are elevated in humans. Recent epidemiological evidence suggests that environmental factors operating perinatally may influence male reproductive health in adulthood. The early postnatal activity of the Sertoli cell, a testicular cell type that is supposed to play a major role in sperm production in adulthood is largely… CONTINUE READING
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