Role of the pituitary and the adrenals in mediating the effects of alcohol on testicular steroidogenesis in mice

Fouad M. Badr, M. Susan Smith, Susan L. Dalterio, Andrzej Bartke

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    Abstract

    We have previously demonstrated that intragastric administration of alcohol (1.24 g/kg body wt) to adult male mice results in suppression of testosterone production. We now report that the decline in peripheral testosterone levels in alcohol-treated mice is not accompanied by changes in plasma levels of luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone or estradiol-17β, and that it is markedly attenuated in adrenalectomized or adrenalectomized-corticosterone treated males.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)477-482
    Number of pages6
    JournalSteroids
    Volume34
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 1979

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology
    • Endocrinology
    • Pharmacology
    • Clinical Biochemistry
    • Organic Chemistry

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