Influence of stress on gonadotrophin induced testicular recrudescence in the lizard mabuya carinata

Yajurvedi, H. N. and Sneha Menon (2005) Influence of stress on gonadotrophin induced testicular recrudescence in the lizard mabuya carinata. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Comparative Experimental Biology, 303A (7). pp. 534-540. ISSN 1552-499X

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Abstract

Abstract Administration (ip) of FSH (10 IU0.1 ml distilled water (dw lizardalternate days30 days) to adult male lizards, Mabuya carinata, during the early recrudescence phase of the reproductive cycle caused activation of spermatogenic and steroidogenic activity of the testis, as shown by a significant increase in mean number of spermatogonia, primary spermatocytes and spermatids, and serum levels of testosterone, as compared to initial controls. In addition, there were abundant spermatozoa in the lumen of the seminiferous tubules. Interestingly, administration of a similar dosage of FSH to lizards exposed to stressors (handling, chasing, and noise randomly applied, five times a day for 30 days) resulted in a significant increase in mean number of spermatogonia and primary spermatocytes over initial control values, whereas the number of secondary spermatocytes and spermatids and serum levels of testosterone did not significantly differ from those of initial controls, and were significantly lower than FSH treated normal lizards. Further, spermatozoa were infrequently found in the seminiferous tubules of these lizards. Treatment controls (receiving 0.1 ml dw/lizard/alternate days for 30 days) did not show significant variation in mean number of spermatogonia, spermatocytes and spermatids, and serum levels of testosterone from initial controls. Another group of lizards was exposed to stressors and did not receive FSH. These lizards showed a significant decrease in mean number of secondary spermatocytes compared to treatment controls and all other parameters did not significantly differ from those of both control groups. The results reveal that gonadotrophin-induced spermatogonial proliferation occurs under stressful conditions, whereas progress of spermatogenesis beyond primary spermatocyte stage is impaired due to inhibition (under stress) of gonadotrophin induced steroidogenic activity in M. carinata. J. Exp. Zool. 303A:534–540, 2005. © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Zoology
Divisions: Department of > Zoology
Depositing User: manjula User
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 09:53
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 09:53
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/7643

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