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The Malaysian Journal of Pathology, Volume 39, Issue 1, 2017, pp. 39-45

The study of the circannual relationship between the activity of the epiphysis and gonads in rats of different sex and age

Abstract :

Background: The relationship between the activity of the epiphysis and gonads in rats of different sex and age in different seasons of the year was determined by studying the levels of melatonin and testosterone in the blood plasma. Determination of the levels of melatonin and testosterone in the serum of rats was carried out by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. To assess the relationship between the levels of melatonin and testosterone the correlation coefficient was calculated. Based on the study of the levels of melatonin and testosterone in serum the circannual relationship between the activity of the pineal gland and gonads in males of reproductive age has been determined. In females, the relationship between the levels of melatonin and testosterone without the circannual dependence has been determined. The strongest correlation between melatonin and testosterone is present in males at the age of 9 months in autumn, and it corresponds to the human age of 29-30 years.

Keywords : Age,Epiphysis,Gonads,Melatonin,Sex,Testosterone
Subject Area : Histology Pathology and Forensic Medicine Cell Biology Medicine(all)

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