Synergistic role of prolactin and testosterone in the regulation of acid phosphatase activity and isoenzyme pattern in the accessory sex organs of adult male rats

S. P. Ghosh, T. K. Chatterjee, J. J. Ghosh

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Abstract

Testosterone treatment of adult castrated rats maintains the activity and isoenzyme pattern of acid phosphatase in the ventral prostate and seminal vesicle glands. However, testosterone fails to have this effect in rats hypophysectomized and castrated or in castrated rats treated with bromocriptine. Concurrent treatment with prolactin restores the normal acid phosphatase pattern, suggesting that prolactin has a synergistic role with testosterone in the regulation of acid phosphatase activity and its isoenzyme pattern in male rat accessory sex organs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-238
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproduction and Fertility
Volume67
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Embryology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Developmental Biology

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