Cellular Aspects of Prostaglandin Synthesis and Testicular Function

  • L. C. Ellis
  • J. M. Johnson
  • J. L. Hargrove
Part of the Alza Conference Series book series (AEMB, volume 195B)


It is somewhat surprising that testicular prostaglandin synthesis and the relationship of prostaglandins to testicular function have been neglected for so long though evidence for the existence of this class of hormones was first associated with human seminal fluid (Kurzrok and Lieb, 1930). Investigations in our laboratory on prostaglandin synthesis and their actions on the testis were initiated after preliminary studies showed that lipid peroxidation had a direct relationship to androgen synthesis (Ellis and Baptista, 1969) and possibly served some endocrine function in the testis. Reports by other workers (Samuelsson et al, 1966; Euler and Eliasson, 1967) that lipid peroxidation was involved in prostaglandin synthesis in other organs, added impetus to our studies.


Prostaglandin Synthesis Increase Lipid Peroxidation Testicular Function Prostaglandin Synthetase Androgen Synthesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. C. Ellis
    • 1
  • J. M. Johnson
    • 1
  • J. L. Hargrove
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Zoology and Div. of BiochemistryUtah State UniversityLoganUSA

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