hrp0094ha2 | Biphasic Pattern of Circulating Reproductive Hormones in Female Infants – The Longitudinal COPENHAGEN Minipuberty Study | ESPE2021

Biphasic Pattern of Circulating Reproductive Hormones in Female Infants – The Longitudinal Copenhagen Minipuberty Study

Lindhardt Ljubicic Marie , Siegfried Busch Alexander , Upners Emmie , Bistrup Fischer Margit , Holm Petersen Jorgen , Lau Raket Lars , Frederiksen Hanne , Holm Johannsen Trine , Juul Anders , Hagen Casper P.

Background: Minipuberty denotes a transient activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) hormone axis in infancy. This activation provides an opportunity to examine the gonadal function in infants suspected of hypogonadism before the axis is silenced during childhood. However, female minipuberty remains poorly elucidated. Objective: The study aimed to evaluate dynamic changes in luteinizing hormone (LH), follic...

hrp0095rfc6.2 | Sex Development and Gonads | ESPE2022

Dynamic changes of reproductive hormones in male minipuberty: Temporal dissociation of Leydig- and Sertoli-cell activity

S. Busch Alexander , Lindhardt Ljubicic Marie , N Upners Emmie , Bistrup Fischer Margit , Lau Raket Lars , Frederiksen Hanne , Albrethsen Jakob , Holm Johannsen Trine , P Hagen Casper , Juul Anders

Background: The male Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal (HPG) axis is transiently active during the first months of life with surging serum concentrations of reproductive hormones. This period, termed minipuberty, promotes masculinization, including testicular, and penile growth, as well as further testicular descent in males. It appears to be essential for priming specific cell types, i.e. Sertoli-, Leydig-, and germ cells, including subsequent growth and maturat...