Seasonal differences in testicular receptors and steroidogenesis.

  title={Seasonal differences in testicular receptors and steroidogenesis.},
  author={Andrzej Bartke and Armando G Amador and V. G. Chandrashekar and Harold G. Klemcke},
  journal={Journal of steroid biochemistry},
  volume={27 1-3},
Gonadal function in most animal species exhibits considerable annual fluctuations, with gametogenesis and fertility often being confined to a short and rigidly controlled breeding season. In males, production of androgenic steroids by the testis is usually maximal immediately before and during the breeding season. In the golden hamster, seasonal regression of the testes is associated with decrease in the total content of luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and prolactin… CONTINUE READING