Follicle-Stimulating Hormone and the Regulation of Testosterone Secretion in Rabbit Testes

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Science  13 Aug 1971:
Vol. 173, Issue 3997, pp. 635-637
DOI: 10.1126/science.173.3997.635


Regulation of testosterone secretion is presumably mediated by interstitial cell-stimulating hormone (ICSH). However, there is little information on the actions of other chemical messengers in regulating testosterone secretion. We have shown that follicle-stimulating hormone augments testosterone secretion stimuated by ICSH in rabbit testes perfused in vitro with an artificial medium.