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Effect of injecting 5-methoxy indoles, pineal compounds, on testicular weight of white leghorn cockerels (Gallus domesticus L.).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  915499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
White leghorn cockerels of the same age with combs of about equal size and raised under identical conditions were injected with melatonin, 5-methoxytryptophol, or with 5-methoxytryptophol in combination with melatonin. Melatonin, injected in animals with small comb sizes, has no effect on testicular growth, whereas an inhibiting effect is noticed in animals with larger comb sizes. The 5-methoxytryptophol treated animals demonstrated stimulated testicular growth, which can be interpreted as an acceleration of the rhythm of growth. The stimulatory effect on testicular growth is more distinct if 5-methoxytryptophol is injected in combination with melatonin.
M G Balemans; F C van de Veerdonk; J C van de Kamer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neural transmission     Volume:  41     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neural Transm.     Publication Date:  1977  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-12-29     Completed Date:  1977-12-29     Revised Date:  2014-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0337042     Medline TA:  J Neural Transm     Country:  AUSTRIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Chickens / physiology*
Comb and Wattles / drug effects
Indoles / pharmacology*
Melatonin / pharmacology
Organ Size / drug effects
Pineal Gland / analysis*
Testis / anatomy & histology,  drug effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Indoles; JL5DK93RCL/Melatonin

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