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Journal of steroid biochemistry

Indirect influence of s-triazines on rat gonadotropic mechanism at early postnatal period.


PMID 3695505

Abstract

Daily s.c. injections of atrazine and deethylatrazine to rat mothers during pregnancy only or during pregnancy and lactation influenced the pituitary-gonadal axis of male and female offsprings. In female and male offspring, slow maturation of gonadotropic system is evident and as a consequence modified male and female pituitary 5 alpha-R activity is present. The number of specific steroid-hormone receptor sites at the offsprings' gonads is unchanged if the mothers were treated only during pregnancy, but 5 alpha-DHT prostate receptors are strongly inhibited in offspring of mothers treated with atrazine and deethylatrazine during pregnancy and lactation.