Arginine vasotocin enhances influx of testosterone in the newt brain

Frank L. Moore, R. Thomas Zoeller, Sandra P. Spielvogel, Michael J. Baum, Suk Jin Han, David Crews, Richard R. Tokarz

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Using a new method to assess the movement of steroid hormones through the blood-brain barrier, we found evidence that the influx of testosterone was increased in castrated, androgen-treated newts (Taricha granulosa) by intraperitoneal injections of homologous pituitary preparations or arginine-8 vasotocin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-117
Number of pages3
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology


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