Effects of testosterone on the metabolism of arachidonic acid by aortas and platelets in rats

Wen Chang Chang, Junko Nakao, Hsin Hsiung Tai, Sei itsu Murota

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The effects of testosterone on the prostacyclin production by aortas and the biosynthesis of thromboxane in platelets of male rats in vivo were investigated.Testosterone significantly inhibits prostacyclin production by aortas. However, no significant effect on thromboxane biosynthesis in platelets is observed. The results provide a plausible explanation for the thrombogenic effect of testosterone in rats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-501
Number of pages7
JournalProstaglandins, Leukotrienes and Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Physiology

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