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Hormonal regulation of spermatogenesis

Hormonal regulation of spermatogenesis

Sperm production (spermatogenesis) is regulated by hormones. GnRH hormone, which is produced by the hypothalamus, affects the pituitary gland, which regulates spermatogenesis by releasing FSH and LH.

FSH stimulates Sertoli cells, located in the seminiferous tubules and involved in the formation of new sperm, since they nurture and protect ew sperm cells.

The action of LH affects the Leydig cells by causing them to produce testosterone, which plays a major role on spermatogenesis, too.

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Last Update: 01/17/2019