Effect of testosterone on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis of pinealectomized and pineal-intact male rats

E. P. Wallen*, F. W. Turek

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Abstract

Previous studies indicate that steroid hormones alter pineal biochemistry, and it has been suggested that at least part of the negative feedback effect of steroid hormones on pituitary gonadotropin release may be mediated by the pineal gland. In this study, pinealectomy did not alter the inhibitory effect of testosterone on neuroendocrine-gonadal activity in the male rat, suggesting that the pineal gland does not mediate the response of the rat hypothalamic-pituitary axis to testosterone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)705-706
Number of pages2
JournalExperientia
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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