Effect of castration on some hydrolytic enzymes in the rat vas deferens: A histochemical study
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A histochemical study has been made of alterations in some hydrolytic enzymes such as alkaline phosphatase, acid phosphatase and 5’-nucleotidase of the vas deferens of sexually mature albino rats following bilateral testectomy. Three weeks after operation, vas deferens shows a significant decrease in the activities of acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase and 5’-nucleotidase indicating conspicuous metabolic alterations and reduction in transport mechanisms following removal of the source of androgens.
KeywordsRodent vas deferens histochemistry enzymes castration albino rat
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