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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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
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Molecular Biology

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