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    • Keywords


      Fat body; spermatogenesis; steroidogenesis; prostaglandins; cyclic AMP; fatectomy

    • Abstract


      The fat body appears to contribute cholesterol for testicular steroidogenesis. It also appears to provide prostaglandins and cyclic AMP for testicular steroidogenesis since fatectomy impairs this process which is corrected by the addition of prostaglandins and cyclic AMP. Of the two, prostaglandins have a more important role in spermatogenesis and cyclic AMP functions in steroidogenesis These functions of the fat body suggests that it constitutes a link in the hypothalamohypophysial-gonadal axis.

    • Author Affiliations


      S Kasinathan1 A Balasubramanian1 S Ramakrishnan1 S L Basu1

      1. Department of Biology and Biochemistry, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry - 605 006
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