Single neonatal treatment with vitamin A (retinol) dramatically reduced the sexual activity of adult male rats. In females there was a significant decrease in the Meyerson index and a non significant decrease in the lordosis quotient. The effect of three perinatal treatments (at the first, third and fifth day) with all-trans retinoic acid was much weaker, causing only a significant increase in the time of the first ejaculation in males and non- significant decrease in the lordosis quotient of females. The experiments call attention to the false imprinting provoking effect of materials acting on members of the steroid receptor superfamily with possible human health aspect.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis