Steroid hormones stimulate gonadotrophs in juvenile male African catfish (Clarias gariepinus).

In juvenile African catfish (Clarias gariepinus), the pituitary LH content strongly increased after the beginning of spermatogonial proliferation. We hypothesized that a signal of testicular origin is involved in stimulating the gonadotrophs. We investigated the effects of castration and sex steroid treatment on gonadotrophs in juvenile males by quantifying… CONTINUE READING