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Hormone levels and antler development in white-tailed and sika fawns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6136372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Overall mean values of testosterone (T), androstenedione (A), thyroxine (T4), calcium (Ca), phosphorus (P), and alkaline phosphatase (AP) were (T) 2.56 +/- 2.44 ng/ml, (A) 3.16 +/- 2.58 ng/ml, (T4) 8.22 +/- 4.18 micrograms/dl, (Ca), 10.88 +/- 0.65 mg%, (P) 8.03 +/- 0.68 mg%, and (AP) 81.89 +/- 19.45 IU/l in white-tailed fawns and (T) 3.69 +/- 2.76 ng/ml, (A) 18.26 +/- 17.58 ng/ml, (T4) 4.41 +/- 1.59 micrograms/dl, (Ca) 10.08 +/- 0.80 mg%, (P) 9.42 +/- 1.69 mg% and (AP) 95.35 +/- 22.65 IU/l in sika fawns. High T titers correlated with antler button growth, and A titers peaked as buttons hardened in both groups. Higher T4 levels in late fall and early winter may have had a synergistic role for button growth in both groups. Generally higher P levels in sika fawns and relatively higher Ca levels in white-tailed fawns might be species dependent. However, relatively constant Ca and P in both groups represented mineral homeostasis. The mineralization role of AP activity was evident in both groups.
R D Brown; C C Chao; L W Faulkner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comparative biochemistry and physiology. A, Comparative physiology     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0300-9629     ISO Abbreviation:  Comp Biochem Physiol A Comp Physiol     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-08     Completed Date:  1983-10-08     Revised Date:  2008-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1276312     Medline TA:  Comp Biochem Physiol A Comp Physiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  385-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alkaline Phosphatase / blood
Androstenedione / blood
Antlers / growth & development*
Calcium / blood
Deer / blood,  growth & development,  physiology*
Hormones / blood*
Horns / growth & development*
Phosphorus / blood
Testosterone / blood
Thyroxine / blood
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hormones; 58-22-0/Testosterone; 63-05-8/Androstenedione; 7440-70-2/Calcium; 7488-70-2/Thyroxine; 7723-14-0/Phosphorus; EC Phosphatase

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