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Changes in the testicular acid and alkaline phosphatase activities at different durations following prostatectomy: a correlative study with spermatogenesis.
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PMID:  1722379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this investigation was to make a correlative study between spermatogenesis and testicular acid and alkaline phosphatase activities in mature prostatectomized animals at different post-operative periods. The results demonstrate that there was a significant augmentation in the activity of testicular acid and alkaline phosphatases subsequent to 14 and 21 days of prostatectomy. A parallel quantitative study of spermatogenesis at stage VII of the seminiferous cycle, namely, type A spermatogonia (ASg), preleptotene spermatocytes (pLSc), mid-pachytene spermatocytes (mPSc) and step 7 spermatids (7sd), revealed that there was a significant reduction in the number of step 7 spermatids after 14 and 21 days. No change was observed in the above testicular enzymes and spermatogenesis after 7 days of prostatectomy. Therefore, it is concluded that prostatectomy can alter the above testicular enzyme activities and spermatogenesis in chronic prostatectomized state.
A Chaudhuri; N M Biswas; D Ghosh; P K Ghosh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta physiologica Hungarica     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0231-424X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Physiol Hung     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-07     Completed Date:  1992-02-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309201     Medline TA:  Acta Physiol Hung     Country:  HUNGARY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Reproductive Physiology Unit, Department of Physiology, Calcutta, India.
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MeSH Terms
Acid Phosphatase / metabolism*
Alkaline Phosphatase / metabolism*
Germ Cells / physiology
Rats, Inbred Strains
Sperm Count
Spermatids / physiology
Spermatogenesis / physiology*
Staining and Labeling
Testis / enzymology*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Phosphatase; EC Phosphatase

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