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dc.contributor.authorTsatsoulis, Agathocles
dc.contributor.authorShalet, Stephen M
dc.contributor.authorTalbot, A
dc.contributor.authorRobertson, W R
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-10T16:10:33Z
dc.date.available2010-09-10T16:10:33Z
dc.date.issued1989-02
dc.identifier.citationQuantitative and qualitative changes in LH secretion following pulsatile GnRH therapy in a man with idiopathic hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism. 1989, 30 (2):167-75 Clin Endocrinolen
dc.identifier.issn0300-0664
dc.identifier.pmid2692879
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2265.1989.tb03738.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/111039
dc.description.abstractThe pattern of bioactive and immunoreactive LH secretion before and during pulsatile GnRH therapy (18 micrograms/90 min) in a hypogonadotrophic hypogonadal male has been studied. Before treatment the patient was azoospermic and had low testosterone (1.2 nmol/l) with low and apulsatile immunoreactive LH (1.9 +/- 0.2 IU/l) and FSH (1.4 +/- 1.9 IU/l) levels. There was no detectable LH bioactivity. During the first 24 h of GnRH therapy there was a small increase in immunoreactive (5.4 +/- 0.8 IU/l) and bioactive (6.7 +/- 1.3 IU/l) LH, with an irregular pattern and little effect on testosterone production (2.2 nmol/l). Within 1 week of treatment both bioactive (30.5 +/- 6.8 IU/l) and immunoreactive (13.6 +/- 1.5 IU/l) LH levels were above the normal range and the pattern of secretion was pulsatile. The bioactive to immunoreactive (B:I) LH ratios within the pulses (2.6 +/- 0.3) were higher (P less than 0.01) than between pulses (1.97 +/- 0.1) and the testosterone concentration (17.8 +/- 2.1 nmol/l) was now normal. At one month LH secretion was similar and testosterone pulses of high amplitude were evident corresponding to high-amplitude bioactive LH pulses. By 3 months mature spermatozoa (1.3 x 10(6)/ml) were seen in the patient's semen. The pattern of LH secretion was pulsatile but the levels of bioactive (13.1 +/- 3.6 IU/l) and immunoreactive (9.5 +/- 1.3 IU/l) LH decreased towards the normal range reflecting maturation of the testicular feedback control at the pituitary level. This effect was more pronounced on bioactive rather than immunoreactive LH secretion (57% vs 32% relative decrease). At 6 months LH levels were similar and the sperm count was normal (34 x 10(6)/ml).
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshBiological Assay
dc.subject.meshDrug Administration Schedule
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshHypogonadism
dc.subject.meshLuteinizing Hormone
dc.subject.meshMale
dc.subject.meshPituitary Hormone-Releasing Hormones
dc.titleQuantitative and qualitative changes in LH secretion following pulsatile GnRH therapy in a man with idiopathic hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1365-2265
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Endocrinology, Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalClinical Endocrinologyen
html.description.abstractThe pattern of bioactive and immunoreactive LH secretion before and during pulsatile GnRH therapy (18 micrograms/90 min) in a hypogonadotrophic hypogonadal male has been studied. Before treatment the patient was azoospermic and had low testosterone (1.2 nmol/l) with low and apulsatile immunoreactive LH (1.9 +/- 0.2 IU/l) and FSH (1.4 +/- 1.9 IU/l) levels. There was no detectable LH bioactivity. During the first 24 h of GnRH therapy there was a small increase in immunoreactive (5.4 +/- 0.8 IU/l) and bioactive (6.7 +/- 1.3 IU/l) LH, with an irregular pattern and little effect on testosterone production (2.2 nmol/l). Within 1 week of treatment both bioactive (30.5 +/- 6.8 IU/l) and immunoreactive (13.6 +/- 1.5 IU/l) LH levels were above the normal range and the pattern of secretion was pulsatile. The bioactive to immunoreactive (B:I) LH ratios within the pulses (2.6 +/- 0.3) were higher (P less than 0.01) than between pulses (1.97 +/- 0.1) and the testosterone concentration (17.8 +/- 2.1 nmol/l) was now normal. At one month LH secretion was similar and testosterone pulses of high amplitude were evident corresponding to high-amplitude bioactive LH pulses. By 3 months mature spermatozoa (1.3 x 10(6)/ml) were seen in the patient's semen. The pattern of LH secretion was pulsatile but the levels of bioactive (13.1 +/- 3.6 IU/l) and immunoreactive (9.5 +/- 1.3 IU/l) LH decreased towards the normal range reflecting maturation of the testicular feedback control at the pituitary level. This effect was more pronounced on bioactive rather than immunoreactive LH secretion (57% vs 32% relative decrease). At 6 months LH levels were similar and the sperm count was normal (34 x 10(6)/ml).


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