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bp0017cpr7 | (1) | CPR2005

The growth hormone/prolactin gene family in ruminant placentae

Raeside J. I. , Christie H. L. , Renaud R. L. , Sinclair P. A.

A review of the remarkable production of steroids by the testes of the boar is presented, with the principal aims of highlighting the achievements of the Leydig cells and, at the same time, pointing to the considerable deficiencies in our understanding of its biological relevance. The onset of gonadal steroidogenesis at an early stage of sex differentiation and the pattern of pre- and postnatal secretion of steroids are outlined. This is followed by a list of steroids id...