Aging alters feed-forward and feedback linkages between LH and testosterone in healthy men

Thomas Mulligan, Ali Iranmanesh, Michael L. Johnson, Martin Straume, Johannes D. Veldhuis

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Abstract

To discern the effect of aging on coordinate luteinizing hormone (LH) and testosterone secretion, we sampled healthy elder men (age 62-74 yr, n = 11) and young controls (age 21-34 yr, n = 13) every 2,5 min overnight. Deconvolution analysis and cross-correlation were used to relate serum LH concentrations to calculated testosterone secretion rates (feed-forward stimulation), as well as serum testosterone concentrations to computed LH secretion rates (feedback inhibition). Despite statistically similar mean serum LH and testosterone concentrations in the young and older men, older individuals had diminished feed-forward stimulation of LH concentrations on calculated testosterone secretion rates, as well as delayed feedback inhibition of testosterone concentrations on computed LH secretion rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R1407-R1413
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Volume273
Issue number4 42-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Age
  • Biological timing
  • Hormone secretion
  • Luteinizing hormone
  • Male

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)

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