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Figure 2 | Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology

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From: Effects of 3-beta-diol, an androgen metabolite with intrinsic estrogen-like effects, in modulating the aquaporin-9 expression in the rat efferent ductules

Figure 2

Body, epididymis and sexual accessory gland weights after castration and hormonal replacement. (A) No significant difference in body weight was observed in any experimental group.(B) Castration significantly diminished the efferent ductules/epididymis relative weights, whereas replacement with DHT and 3β-diol, but not estradiol, recovered the organ weight. (C) The weight of ventral prostate were significantly decreased after castration, but restored by DHT and 3β-diol. (D) There was also a significant reduction in the seminal vesicle/coagulating gland weight, which was recovered by DHT, but not by 3β-diol or estradiol. Values represent mean ± SEM; n = 5 in each group; (*) = P ≤ 0,05 when compared to control group; (‡) = P ≤ 0,05 when compared to castrated group.

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