Androgen-Binding Protein (ABP)

  • Ulrich Westphal
Part of the Monographs on Endocrinology book series (ENDOCRINOLOGY, volume 27)


A protein that binds androgenic steroids with high affinity is produced in the Sertoli cells of the testis, is secreted into the lumen of the seminiferous tubules, and transported to the epididymis (Hansson et al. 1975 a; Means et al. 1976). This protein, known as ABP, has been found in the rat, rabbit, ram, goat, bull, and man. It has been purified from several species and characterized; recent reviews are available (Tindall and Means 1980; Bardin et al. 1981; Lobl 1981; Musto et al. 1982; DePhilip et al. 1982).


Androgen Receptor Sertoli Cell Seminiferous Tubule Seminal Plasma Cyproterone Acetate 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Westphal
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  1. 1.University of Louisville School of MedicineAnnapolisUSA

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