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.
|Title of host publication||Endokrinologie|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
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