Chemical sympathectomy by 6-OH dopamine during fetal life results in inguinal testis through altering cremasteric contractility in rats


TANYEL F. C., ERTUNC M., Ekinci S., OTCU S., YILDIRIM M., ONUR R.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.38, no.11, pp.1628-1632, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0022-3468(03)00574-8
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1628-1632
  • Keywords: testicular descent, cryptorchidism, androgens, sympathetic system, NITRIC-OXIDE SYNTHASE, TESTICULAR DESCENT, UNDESCENDED TESTIS, AUTONOMIC INNERVATION, FLUTAMIDE, BOYS, DYSFUNCTION, DEFICIENCY, EXPRESSION, MUSCLES
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background/Purpose: Androgens are proposed to influence testicular descent through modulating sympathetic tone. An experimental study was undertaken to evaluate the effects of prenatal chemical sympathectomy on testicular location associated with the alterations in contractile properties of cremaster muscles in rats.