Gianfranco Properzi

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The distribution and relative density of peptide-containing nerves was studied in the rat in order to assess the progression of neuronal changes during the postnatal development of the male genital system from the prepubertal age to adulthood. Testis, caput and cauda epididymis, ductus deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis from 8-, 20-, 38-, and(More)
Since tendon injuries and tendinopathy are a growing problem, sometimes requiring surgery, new strategies that improve conservative therapies are needed. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) seems to be a good candidate by virtue of its high content of growth factors, most of which are involved in tendon healing. This study aimed to evaluate if different(More)
Progesterone (P) is a physiological stimulus of human sperm functions. It is present in high levels at the site of fertilization (cumulus oophorus) and has been described to affect several sperm functions, including motility, capacitation, acrosome reaction, and the ability to bind and to respond to zona proteins. The effects of the steroid are mediated(More)
Sperm carbohydrate binding activity is involved in gamete recognition. We identified a human sperm protein extracted under reducing conditions, and with a molecular mass of 65 kDa on sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), and which binds D-mannose coupled to albumin (DMA) in presence of cations and a neutral pH.(More)
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