Rat ventral prostate as an independent source of inhibin-like material

Kusum Kharbanda, S. Duraiswami

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Castration had no effect on prostatic inhibin-like activity as compared to normal controls. Consequent upon castration there is a significant reduction in the inhibin content of the ventral prostate on a per gland basis. However, when expressed as a function of protein content, there is no change. The data suggest that the very same epithelial cells which under the influence of androgen carry out the characteristic exocrine secretory activity are responsible for the synthesis and secretion of inhibin-like material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-78
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Biosciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Rat ventral prostate
  • epithelial cells
  • inhibin content
  • inhibin-like activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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