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Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether (EGME) and ethylene glycol monoethyl ether (EGEE) were administered orally to young male rats at doses varying from 50 to 500 mg/kg/day and 250 to 1000 mg/kg/day for EGME and EGEE, respectively, for 11 days. At sequential times animals were killed and testicular histology examined. The initial and major site of damage… (More)
The use of mass spectrometry data to search molecular sequence databases is a well-established method for protein identification. The technique can be extended to searching raw genomic sequences, providing experimental confirmation or correction of predicted coding sequences, and has the potential to identify novel genes and elucidate splicing patterns.
TMF/ARA160 is a Golgi-associated protein, which is essential for spermiogenesis. In this study, we show that lack of TMF/ARA160 leads to defects in both the testis and the epididymis. In the testis, spermatid retention and extensive proliferation of Leydig cells were observed. Concomitantly, the serum levels of luteinizing hormone (LH), a stimulator of… (More)