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Structural, ultrastructural and immunohistochemical evidence of testosterone effects and its ablation on the bulbourethal gland of the Artibeus planirostris bat (Chiroptera, Mammalia)

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Puga, Cintia C. I. ; Beguelini, Mateus R. ; Morielle-Versute, Eliana ; Vilamaior, Patricia S. L. ; Taboga, Sebastiao R.
Total Authors: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: TISSUE & CELL; v. 49, n. 4, p. 470-482, AUG 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 2

This study evaluated the effects of testosterone in the bulbourethral glands (BG) of the bat, Artibeus planirostris, by performing castration and posterior hormonal supplementation of the animals. The results showed a decrease in testosterone levels in animals 15 days after castration, which induced a small reduction in epithelium height, percentage of AR+ cells, and an increase in the amount of basal cells. This reduction became more severe in groups castrated for longer periods (19 and 22 days), where there was also an increase in apoptotic cells. Moreover, the hormonal supplementation increased testosterone levels (after 3 and 7 days of supplementation), causing a glandular reactivation that increased the epithelium height and AR expression. In conclusion, BG took longer to respond to ablation of testosterone than other reproductive glands, since it showed evident aspects of regression only in animals 22 days after castrated. (C) 2017 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