publication . Article . 1992

Differential testosterone secretory capacity of the testes of aggressive and nonaggressive house mice during ontogeny

Anne J. H. de Ruiter; Jaap M. Koolhaas; Jan N. Keijser; Geert A. van Oortmerssen; Bela Bohus;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1992 Journal: Aggressive Behavior, volume 18, pages 149-157 (issn: 0096-140X, eissn: 1098-2337, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
In this study, testosterone secretory capacity of testicular Leydig cells during ontogeny was determined in males of an aggressive and a nonaggressive genetic selection line of wild house mice. Neonates, 23-day-old prepubertals, and adult male mice were studied. A morphometric method was used to quantify 3-beta-hydroxy steroid dehydrogenase (3-beta-HSD)-stained Leydig cells in testicular sections to determine testosterone secretory capacity. We consider this parameter to reflect circulating testosterone in the plasma. The results of this study show that the testosterone secretory capacity of Leydig cells in the testis changes differentially during development in...
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Medical Subject Headings: endocrine system
free text keywords: House mice, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Ontogeny, Testosterone, Endocrinology, Aggression, medicine.symptom, Psychology, Androgen, medicine.drug_class, Ratón, Secretion, Developmental psychology, Leydig cell, medicine.anatomical_structure, 3-BETA-HSD, LEYDIG CELLS, MORPHOMETRY, TESTIS, LEYDIG-CELLS, INTERMALE AGGRESSION, PLASMA-TESTOSTERONE, SERUM TESTOSTERONE, MALE-RATS, BEHAVIOR, INVITRO, DEHYDROGENASE, FERTILITY, INDUCTION
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publication . Article . 1992

Differential testosterone secretory capacity of the testes of aggressive and nonaggressive house mice during ontogeny

Anne J. H. de Ruiter; Jaap M. Koolhaas; Jan N. Keijser; Geert A. van Oortmerssen; Bela Bohus;