The development of erythroid colonies of fetal liver hemopoietic cell origin in adult irradiated polycythemic mice was studied. It was found that orchidectomy sharply reduced the number of erythroid colonies developed in the spleen of these polycythemic male recipients. Estrogen injection to the orchidectomized polycythemic recipient did not further decrease the number of erythroid colonies developed. It is concluded that the development of erythroid colonies of fetal liver origin in polycythemic male recipients is maintained mainly by testicular testosterone. The complete suppression of these colonies in female recipients does not seem to be a result of inhibition by estrogen.
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - 1975|