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[Cytogenetic effect of testosterone on rat hepatocytes].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Problemy e̊ndokrinologii
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
6
Pages
65–67
Identifiers
PMID: 3438271
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

The capacity of testosterone administered in vivo in the form of testosterone propionate (TP), to modify chromosome integrity and a search for certain conditions under which the hormone manifested cytogenetic activity, were determined. TP was administered at a single dose or for 12 days at various doses to random bred albino male rats aged 3-4.5 mos. Single administration of the hormone to animals aged 4-4.5 mos. did not result in an increase in the number of hepatocytes with chromosome aberrations even at a dose exceeding 6-7-fold daily production. However after daily administration for 12 days at a dose exceeding only twice the daily one, TP increased 1.5-fold the number of cells with damaged chromosomes. In animals aged 3-3.5 mos. the same scheme of administration of TP turned out ineffective. The results obtained are under discussion.

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