Evaluation of gonadal function in 107 intersex patients by means of serum antimullerian hormone measurement


Rey R., Belville C., Nihoul-Fekete C., Michel-Calemard L., Forest M., Lahlou N., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, cilt.84, ss.627-631, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 84 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1210/jc.84.2.627
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.627-631

Özet

Fetal male sexual differentiation is driven by two testicular hormones: testosterone (synthesized by interstitial Leydig cells) and antimullerian hormone (AMH; produced by Sertoli cells present in the seminiferous tubules). Intersex states result either from gonadal dysgenesis, in which both Leydig and Sertoli cell populations are affected, or from impaired secretion or action of either testosterone or AMH. Until now, only Leydig cell function has been assessed in children with ambiguous genitalia, by means of testosterone assay.