Testicular testosterone concentrations in protein-calorie malnourished rats

D. C. Herbert

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The effects of protein-calorie malnutrition on testicular testosterone were studied at 5-day intervals in rats from 20 to 80 days of age. A significant increase in steroid hormone production did not occur in the malnourished rats before 60 days of age, whereas in well-fed controls, a marked rise was recorded between days 35 and 40. These changes correspond to a 5- to 10-day period which preceded the first appearance of mature sperm in both animal groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-49
Number of pages5
JournalSystems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985


  • Malnutrition
  • Rat
  • Testes
  • Testosterone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Urology


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