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...