The in vitro metabolism of testosterone by the brain and crest of domestic chicks

Pierre Deviche, Giorgio Malacarne, Claude Puts, Jacques Balthazart

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Abstract

The in vitro metabolism of testosterone was studied in four different tissues, hyperstriatum, hypothalamus, pituitary gland and crest, of male and female domestic chicks at the age of 1 and 11 days. The metabolic pathways previously observed in other species of adult birds were present. The 53-reductase activity decreased markedly in males and females between the ages of 1 and 11 days.Several sexual differences were found in testosterone metabolism by its target organs. The biological significance of these metabolic pathways and their regulation is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalBolletino di zoologia
Volume49
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology

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