Chapter 21. Regulation of Testicular Function: Changes in Reproductive Hormones During Exercise, Recovery, Nutritional Deprivation and Illness

  1. William J. Kraemer and
  2. Alan D. Rogol
  1. Shalender Bhasin

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757826.ch21

The Endocrine System in Sports and Exercise

The Endocrine System in Sports and Exercise

How to Cite

Bhasin, S. (2005) Regulation of Testicular Function: Changes in Reproductive Hormones During Exercise, Recovery, Nutritional Deprivation and Illness, in The Endocrine System in Sports and Exercise (eds W. J. Kraemer and A. D. Rogol), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757826.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130172

Online ISBN: 9780470757826

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Keywords:

  • testicular function;
  • testosterone;
  • gonadotrphin;
  • gene transcription;
  • glycoprotein hormones

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone secretion by hypothalamic neurons

  • Gonadotropin secretion by pituitary

  • Feedback regulation of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone secretion

  • Ontogenesis of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone secretion during different phases of human life

  • Testosterone secretion, transport and metabolism

  • The biochemical pathways that link energy balance and reproductive axis

  • Historical and experimental illustrations of the link between nutritional status, reproduction and fertility

  • Reproductive dysfunction in acute and chronic illnesses

  • Changes in testosterone levels during exercise

  • References