Publication Date

1967

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hess, Edwin A.||Lynch, Darrel L.||Feyerherm, Harvey A.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Biological Sciences

LCSH

Rats||Androgens

Abstract

Fructose and citrate concentrations in the semen of the rat ware found to be affected by beta-fluoropyruvate. This compound acts to inhibit the transfer of hydrogen ions between pyridine nucleotide coenzymes. Androgens have been shown to accelerate this hydrogen ion transfer system and in this respect this inhibitor was used as an androgen antagonist. The nature of the affect of beta-fluoropyruvate on the concentrations of fructose and citrate correlates with an androgen mediated pyridine transhydrogenation system coupled with the proposed pathway of Samuels, Harding and Mam (1962). This pathway was set forth as an explanation for the accumulation of these substances in semen.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

vii, 30 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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