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Related to Leydig cells: FSH, corpus luteum, androgen, Leydig cell tumor

cell

(Enemy combatants), noun enemy group, exxremist group, rebel organization, saboteurs, subversives, unnerground extremists
Associated concepts: enemy combatants, justice courts, miliiary tribunals, Patriotic Act, prison cells, sleeper cell, terrorist cell

cell

(jail), noun cage, cella, chamber, compartment, confined room, confinement, cubicle, cubiculum, enclosed cage, incarceration, jailhouse, penitentiary, pound, prison, prison house, small cavity, small room, solitary abode
See also: chamber, jail, penitentiary, prison

CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

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2,3,9-11) Oxidatively damaged Leydig cells and Leydig cells in aged testes exhibit suppression of antioxidant enzyme activities, reduced intracellular glutathione content, accelerated lipid peroxidation and oxidative modification of DNA, and loss of the mitochondrial membrane potential required for testosterone synthesis.
One juvenile granulosa cell tumor, 5 Leydig cell tumors, and 3 Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors were also tested for the same mutation for comparison.
Luteinising hormone (LH) was elevated, which may indicate subtle hormonal dysfunction of the Leydig cells.
The testes contain three different types of cells namely Leydig cells responsible for production of testosterone, spermatogonia responsible for spermatogenesis (sperm cells) and Sertoli cells responsible for secretion of androgen binding protein, inhibin, sulfated glycoprotein-2 and transferrin.
In male oxytocin is made locally within the testis and also possibly in epididymis and present in a interstitial Leydig cells as a main source of testosterone [14,23].
CaR activation has been shown to stimulate PTHrP secretion from human breast cancer (MCF-7, MDA-MB-231) (108), prostate cancer (PC-3 and LnCaP) (109) and rat H-500 Leydig cells (108).
2a], demonstrated the presence of galectin-3 in sections of mouse testis, predominantly in Leydig cells.
In males, LH stimulates testosterone production from specialized cells called Leydig cells.
A positive correlation between the proliferative changes in the Leydig cells and an increase in serum LH levels (2-3 fold above control) has been demonstrated in both rodent species treated with high doses of finasteride.