The Effects of Local and Systemic Growth Hormone Treatment on Germ Cell Population and Fertility in an Experimental Unilateral Testicular Torsion and Orchiectomy Model

ATEŞ U., Gollu G., Bingol-Kologlu M., BİLLUR D., Kucuk G., Oruklu N., ...More

JOURNAL OF UROLOGY, vol.194, no.6, pp.1816-1822, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 194 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.juro.2015.07.087
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF UROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1816-1822
  • Keywords: testis, fertility, male, spermatic cord torsion, growth hormone, ischemia, ANTISPERM ANTIBODIES, CONTRALATERAL TESTIS, IGF-I, FLOW, GH, APOPTOSIS, RATS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: We evaluated the effects of local and systemic growth hormone on the germ cell population of the contralateral testes of pubertal rats subjected to unilateral testicular torsion and orchiectomy 24 hours later.