Lymphocytes—Their Possible Endocrine Role in the Regulation of Fertility
Article first published online: 6 SEP 2011
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Volume 35, Issue 1, pages 1–4, January 1996
How to Cite
Shahani, D. S. K., Gupta, S. M. and Meherji, P. K. (1996), Lymphocytes—Their Possible Endocrine Role in the Regulation of Fertility. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 35: 1–4. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0897.1996.tb00001.x
- Issue published online: 6 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 6 SEP 2011
- accepted 17 July 1995
PROBLEM: Peptide secretion by peripheral lymphocytes obtained from fertile and infertile women.
METHOD: LH, FSH, and prolactin were estimated in the serum and culture supernatants obtained from Con-A stimulated human lymphocytes by RIA.
RESULTS: The levels of LH, FSH and prolactin were low in the culture supernatants obtained from lymphocytes of infertile women, when compared with proven fertile women.
CONCLUSION: The results indicated impairment in endocrine functions of lymphocytes obtained from infertile women. This impairment in lymphocyte function could be one of the causes of infertility in these women.