Failure of ovulation after neonatal administration of 5α-dihydrotestosterone to female rats

S. Mizukami, K. Yamanouchi, Y. Arai, R. Yanai, H. Nagasawa

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    Abstract

    Wistar female rats were injected with testosterone (T) or 5α-dihydrotestosterone (5α-DHT) from the day of birth (=day 1) to day 5. Neonatal treatment with 1 mg of T resulted in anovulatory persistent estrous syndrome in 100% of the animals. In the females treated with 1 mg of 5α-DHT, 88.2% of the treated rats were sterile at 120 days of age. Treatment with 0.5 mg 5α-DHT was also effective in inducing anovulatory sterility, the incidence of sterility being 71.4%. In the females injected with 0.1 mg 5α-DHT, 42.9% of the animals were anovulatory at 120 days of age. These results suggest that non-aromatizable androgen, 5α-DHT, can permanently suppress the development of the female type of neuroendocrine regulation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEndokrinologie
    Pages1-6
    Number of pages6
    Volume79
    Edition1
    Publication statusPublished - 1982

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    Mizukami, S., Yamanouchi, K., Arai, Y., Yanai, R., & Nagasawa, H. (1982). Failure of ovulation after neonatal administration of 5α-dihydrotestosterone to female rats. In Endokrinologie (1 ed., Vol. 79, pp. 1-6)