Modulation by neonatal thymectomy of the reproductive axis in male and female rats during development.

@article{Farookhi1988ModulationBN,
  title={Modulation by neonatal thymectomy of the reproductive axis in male and female rats during development.},
  author={Riaz Farookhi and Eva Wesolowski and Jacquetta M. Trasler and Bernard Robaire},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={1988},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={91-9}
}
The effects of neonatal thymectomy, at 3 days of age, on parameters of the reproductive axis were examined in male and female Sprague-Dawley rats. Gonadal and accessory sex tissue (male: epididymis, seminal vesicle, and ventral prostate; female: uterus) weights as well as anterior pituitary, spleen, and adrenal weights were determined in the thymectomized and sham-thymectomized animals at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, and 90 days of age. Plasma gonadotropin concentrations as well as pituitary content of… CONTINUE READING