Plasma prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha), androgens and estradiol-17 beta were measured in the male water frog, Rana esculenta, during the annual sexual cycle. In vivo experiments were carried out to study the effects of PGE2 and PGF2 alpha on plasma sex steroids during the following periods: prereproduction (April), reproduction (May), postreproduction (June) and recovery (October). In the same months, in vitro experiments were performed to evaluate the effects of these two prostaglandins (PGs) on testicular release of sex steroids. The PGE2 plasma levels peaked in April. PGE2 treatment in vivo increased androgens in April and October, while PGF2 alpha increased estradiol-17 beta in June and October. In in vitro experiments, PGE2 increased androgens in April, while PGF2 alpha increased estradiol-17 beta in October. These results suggest that PGE2 could induce the breeding activity, probably through androgens synthesis. PGF2 alpha could interrupt the breeding, through estradiol-17 beta secretion.

A possible role of prostaglandin E2 in reproduction of the male water frog, Rana esculenta. In vivo and in vitro studies.

GOBBETTI, Anna;ZERANI, Massimo;
1992

Abstract

Plasma prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha), androgens and estradiol-17 beta were measured in the male water frog, Rana esculenta, during the annual sexual cycle. In vivo experiments were carried out to study the effects of PGE2 and PGF2 alpha on plasma sex steroids during the following periods: prereproduction (April), reproduction (May), postreproduction (June) and recovery (October). In the same months, in vitro experiments were performed to evaluate the effects of these two prostaglandins (PGs) on testicular release of sex steroids. The PGE2 plasma levels peaked in April. PGE2 treatment in vivo increased androgens in April and October, while PGF2 alpha increased estradiol-17 beta in June and October. In in vitro experiments, PGE2 increased androgens in April, while PGF2 alpha increased estradiol-17 beta in October. These results suggest that PGE2 could induce the breeding activity, probably through androgens synthesis. PGF2 alpha could interrupt the breeding, through estradiol-17 beta secretion.
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