Gonadotrophin Control of Testicular Germ Cell Development

  • Gerhard F. Weinbauer
  • Eberhard Nieschlag
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 377)

Abstract

The mammalian testis fulfills two main functions, i.e. the synthesis and release of the androgenic hormones (in particular testosterone) and the production of male gametes. In essence, testicular germ cell development is regulated by two mechanisms: by the action of endocrine factors from the pituitary and by the action of factors produced locally within the gonad (paracrine and autocrine factors).

Keywords

Androgen Receptor Sertoli Cell Leydig Cell Seminiferous Tubule GnRH Antagonist 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard F. Weinbauer
    • 1
  • Eberhard Nieschlag
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Reproductive Medicine of the UniversityMünsterGermany

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