S L Basu
Articles written in Journal of Biosciences
Volume 1 Issue 2 June 1979 pp 207-213
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.
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