Journal of Biosciences

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 69–78 | Cite as

Rat ventral prostate as an independent source of inhibin-like material

  • Kusum Kharbanda
  • S. Duraiswami


Castration had no effect on prostatic inhibin-like activity as compared to normal controls. Consequent upon castration there is a significant reduction in the inhibin content of the ventral prostate on a per gland basis. However, when expressed as a function of protein content, there is no change. The data suggest that the very same epithelial cells which under the influence of androgen carry out the characteristic exocrine secretory activity are responsible for the synthesis and secretion of inhibin-like material.


Rat ventral prostate inhibin-like activity inhibin content epithelial cells 

Abbreviations used




inhibin-like material


inhibin-like activity


benign prostatic hyperplasia


human chorionic gonadotropin


follicle stimulating hormone


human menopausal gonadotropin


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kusum Kharbanda
    • 1
  • S. Duraiswami
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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