androgen binding protein


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an·dro·gen bind·ing pro·tein (ABP),

a protein secreted by testicular Sertoli cells along with inhibin and müllerian inhibiting substance. Androgen binding protein probably maintains a high concentration of androgen in the seminiferous tubules.

an·dro·gen bind·ing protein

(ABP) (an'drŏ-jen bīnd'ing prō'tēn)
A protein secreted by testicular Sertoli cells along with inhibin and müllerian inhibiting substance; probably maintains a high concentration of androgen in the seminiferous tubules.

androgen

any steroid hormone which promotes male characteristics. The two main androgens are androstenedione and testosterone.

androgen binding protein
generated by Sertoli cells; binds androgens within the adluminal compartment of the testis.
androgen insensitivity
see testicular feminization.