Essential Fatty Acids in Testes

  • J. G. Coniglio
  • A. R. Whorton
  • J. K. Beckman
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 83)


Burr & Burr (1929, 1930) originally observed that essential fatty acids are necessary for the maintenance of normal testicular function in rats. Since then the lipid composition of testes and the metabolism of testicular lipids have been studied by many investigators in an attempt to relate these to the development and function of the testis.


Fatty Acid Composition Essential Fatty Acid Germinal Cell Docosapentaenoic Acid Germinal Epithelium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Coniglio
    • 1
  • A. R. Whorton
    • 2
  • J. K. Beckman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry VanderbiltUniversity NashvilleTennesseeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacology VanderbiltUniversity NashvilleTennesseeUSA

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