Puberty in the chimpanzee: somatomedin-C and its relationship to somatic growth and steroid hormone concentrations.

@article{Copeland1985PubertyIT,
  title={Puberty in the chimpanzee: somatomedin-C and its relationship to somatic growth and steroid hormone concentrations.},
  author={Kenneth C. Copeland and Jorg W. Eichberg and C. Richard Parker and Andrzej Bartke},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={1985},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={1154-60}
}
A relationship between sex steroids and the somatomedins (Sms) is well known, but poorly defined. In some primates, including man, there are pubertal increases in Sms, concurrent with increased growth and sex steroid production. In the current studies, indices of somatic growth [body weight, crown-rump length (CRL), and testis size (testicular volume index)] and circulating concentrations of testosterone (T), estradiol (E2), dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S), cortisol, and Sm-C were… CONTINUE READING