Relationships of testicular iron and ferritin concentrations with testicular weight and sperm production in boars.

@article{Wise2003RelationshipsOT,
  title={Relationships of testicular iron and ferritin concentrations with testicular weight and sperm production in boars.},
  author={Tommy H Wise and Donald D. Lunstra and G. A. Rohrer and Jason J. Ford},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2003},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={503-11}
}
The inverse relationship of testicular size and circulating follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) concentrations has been documented, and accompanying this relationship is the change in color of the parenchymal tissue of the testes. Large testes (300 to 400 g) are pink to light red and small testes (100 g) are dark maroon with color gradations for weights in between. It was hypothesized that this color most likely represented an iron protein. Chromatographic analysis of testicular tissue indicated… CONTINUE READING