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Hormonal regulation of spermatogenesis

The hormones involved in the control of spermatogenesis are the following:

Testosterone
is secreted by Leydig cells of the testis. One of its functions in this process is to activate genes that promote the differentiation of spermatogonia.
FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone)
is secreted by the pituitary gland and acts on the testicle, in the Sertoli cells. These are responsible for nourishing the sperm and promoting their development and maturation.
LH (luteinizing hormone)
is also secreted by the pituitary gland. Its main function is to activate the release of testosterone in the Leydig cells.
Inhibin
is released by Sertoli cells. It inhibits the release of FSH in the pituitary gland and therefore stops spermatogenesis through negative feedback.
By (gynecologist), (embryologist) and (psychologist).
Last Update: 03/15/2022