Developmental Aspects of the Metabolism of Testosterone

  • W. Ian P. Mainwaring
Part of the Monographs on Endocrinology book series (ENDOCRINOLOGY, volume 10)


Not only does the ability of androgen target cells to metabolise testosterone vary enormously, but major changes occur during foetal development (Wilson and Lasnitzki, 1971) and ageing (Gloyna and Wilson, 1969; Shimazaki et al., 1969; Wilson and Walker, 1969). Modulation of metabolism is of great signifi cance to the mechanism of action of androgens, especially from the developmental standpoint and this topic will be briefly reviewed.


Migration Recombination Testosterone Polypeptide Androgen 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Ian P. Mainwaring
    • 1
  1. 1.Androgen Physiology DepartmentImperial Cancer Research FundLondonGreat Britain

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