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Androgen Binding Protein Levels And Fsh Binding To Testicular Membranes In Vitamin A Deficient Rats And During Subsequent Replenishment With Vitamin A

Unni, Emmanual and Rao, MRS (1986) Androgen Binding Protein Levels And Fsh Binding To Testicular Membranes In Vitamin A Deficient Rats And During Subsequent Replenishment With Vitamin A. In: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry, 25 (4). pp. 579-583.

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Abstract

ABP levels in the testes and epididymides of vitamin A deficient-retinoic acid maintained rats were only 20 and 6% respectively as compared with those in normal rats. The number of FSH receptors in the testes of vitamin A deficient rats, as measured by $[^1^2^5I]$ ovine FSH binding to isolated testicular membranes, was only 40% of that in the testes of normal rats. Supplementation of retinyl acetate to these vitamin A deficient rats for 16 days resulted in restoration of the number of FSH receptors to normal levels. On the other hand, ABP levels were restored to 32 and 34% only in the testes and epididymides respectively.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright to this article belongs to Elsevier.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14804

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