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.
Volume 4 Issue 1 March 1982 pp 105-113
The product of a hybrid cell clone, P3W80, obtained as ascites fluid from mouse peritoneal cavity had high titres of anti-human chorionic gonadotropin antibodies e.g. 30 to 40% binding of125I-human chorionic gonadotropin at 107 dilution in a radioimmunoassay. The antiserum SB6 (raised against Β-human chorionic gonadotropin distributed by National Institutes of Health, USA gave similar binding at 5000 dilution in parallel runs. The monoclonal antibody recognized best human chorionic gonadotropin (0.3 mlU of hormone/tube with