Leydig cell function in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

G. Paz*, Z. T. Homonnai

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Streptozotocin diabetic rats were infertile as a result of decreased Leydig cell function of the testes. The major changes found were: decreased number of Leydig cells and their spontaneous secretion of testosterone. No change in the receptors to LH on the Leydig cells was observed. LH was found to be obligatory for the regulation of Leydig cell function and fertility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1412-1413
Number of pages2
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1979
Externally publishedYes


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