Morphometric studies of compensatory testicular hypertrophy in the rat after hemicastration

Putra D.K.H. and Blackshaw A.W. (1982) Morphometric studies of compensatory testicular hypertrophy in the rat after hemicastration. Australian Journal of Biological Sciences, 35 3: 287-294. doi:10.1071/BI9820287


Author Putra D.K.H.
Blackshaw A.W.
Title Morphometric studies of compensatory testicular hypertrophy in the rat after hemicastration
Journal name Australian Journal of Biological Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9417
Publication date 1982
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/BI9820287
Volume 35
Issue 3
Start page 287
End page 294
Total pages 8
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1309 Developmental Biology
1311 Genetics
1305 Biotechnology
1312 Molecular Biology
1310 Endocrinology
2743 Reproductive Medicine
2700 Medicine
Abstract The quantitative nature of the compensatory testicular hypertrophy following unilateral castration was examined in groups of immature Wistar-derived male rats hemicastrated at 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 days of age and completely castrated 20 days later. Hemicastration resulted in compensatory hypertrophy of the remaining testis and it decreased as the animals aged. In 30-day-old rats compensatory testicular hypertrophy was 33 % while at 70 days of age hypertrophy was reduced to 2 %. The increase in testis weight of hemicastrated rats was correlated with an increase in total seminiferous tubule length and a larger cross-sectional area which was due in part to the greater number of germ cells per testis. Sertoli cell number did not increase significantly in the hemicastrated testis but more germ cells were associated with each Sertoli cell.
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