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The effects of castration followed testosterone supplementation in prostatic complex of Artibeus planirostris (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae)

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Author(s):
Puga, Cintia C. I. [1] ; Beguelini, Mateus R. [2] ; Morielle-Versute, Eliana [3] ; Vilamaior, Patricia S. L. [1] ; Taboga, Sebastiao R. [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Dept Biol, BR-15054000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] UFOB, Ctr Biol & Hlth Sci, Barreiras, BA - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Dept Bot & Zool, BR-15054000 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: TISSUE & CELL; v. 48, n. 3, p. 252-264, JUN 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 4
Abstract

The prostatic complex (ventral and dorsal regions) of Artibeus planirostris exhibits seasonal variations throughout the year. Circulating testosterone was correlated with prostate weight, showing an increase from autumn to summer, with the highest peak in summer corresponding to the largest breeding season. This indicates that the level of serum testosterone influences variations in both testicular and prostatic weights. Serum testosterone levels seem to be closely related to the different responses of these glands throughout the year. The castration (consequent suppression of testosterone) and subsequent hormone supplementation may elucidate the relationship of these two glandular types with testosterone. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of castration and the testosterone supplementation in the male prostatic complex of A. planirostris. The results indicated that both prostatic regions were affected by the ablation of testosterone, presenting a decrease in cell proliferation and an increase in apoptosis. Similarly, the prostate was responsive to hormonal supplementation, having a recovery of the active morphophysiological pattern with testosterone supplementation. However, data have shown that the ventral region was more sensitive to changes in testosterone than the dorsal, presenting greater cell renewal. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/01323-2 - Evaluation of the dependence of reproductive accessory glands of male Artibeus planirostris (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) by the hormone testosterone
Grantee:Cíntia Cristina Isicawa Puga
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/09194-0 - Analysis of hormonal variations on the four phases of the reproductive cycle of males of Myotis nigricans (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)
Grantee:Mateus Rodrigues Beguelini
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate