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Endocrine Regulation of Male Fertility by the Skeleton
Interactions between bone and the reproductive system have until now been thought to be limited to the regulation of bone remodeling by the gonads. We now show that, in males, bone acts as aExpand
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Expression and regulation of aquaporins 1, 8, and 9 in the testis, efferent ducts, and epididymis of adult rats and during postnatal development.
Aquaporins (AQPs) are membrane protein channels that allow the rapid passage of water through an epithelium containing tight junctions. In the present study, light microscope immunocytochemistry wasExpand
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Surfing the wave, cycle, life history, and genes/proteins expressed by testicular germ cells. Part 1: Background to spermatogenesis, spermatogonia, and spermatocytes
Spermatogenesis, a study of germ cell development, is a long, orderly, and well‐defined process occurring in seminiferous tubules of the testis. It is a temporal event whereby undifferentiatedExpand
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Cell specificity of aquaporins 0, 3, and 10 expressed in the testis, efferent ducts, and epididymis of adult rats.
Aquaporins (AQPs) are transmembrane protein channels that allow the rapid passage of water across an epithelium at a low energy requirement, though some also transport glycerol, urea, and solutes ofExpand
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Aquaporin‐1 and −9 are differentially regulated by oestrogen in the efferent ductule epithelium and initial segment of the epididymis
Background information. Efferent ductules reabsorb more than 90% of the rete testis fluid, a process that involves ion transporters and AQP (aquaporin) water channels. Oestrogen has been shown toExpand
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Thirsty business: cell, region, and membrane specificity of aquaporins in the testis, efferent ducts, and epididymis and factors regulating their expression.
Water content within the male reproductive tract is stringently regulated in order to promote sperm differentiation and maturation. Aquaporins (AQP) are a family of integral membrane proteinsExpand
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Role of epithelial clear cells of the rat epididymis in the disposal of the contents of cytoplasmic droplets detached from spermatozoa.
Upon release from the seminiferous epithelium, spermatoza show a small droplet of cytoplasm attached to the neck region. During transit of spermatozoa in the caput epididymidis, this cytoplasmicExpand
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Epididymal Cell Types and Their Functions
The mammalian epididymis is a highly coiled duct that links the efferent ducts to the vas deferens. Overwhelming evidence points to the importance of this tissue in transforming spermatozoa leavingExpand
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Immunocytochemical localization of proteins utilized in the formation of outer dense fibers and fibrous sheath in rat spermatids: An electron microscope study
Affinity purified antibodies prepared against proteins isolated from fibrous sheath (FS) and outer dense fibers (ODF) were utilized in an immunocytochemical study of spermatids at various steps ofExpand
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In utero exposure to tributyltin chloride differentially alters male and female fetal gonad morphology and gene expression profiles in the Sprague-Dawley rat.
Tributyltin (TBT) is an environmental contaminant commonly used in anti-fouling agents for boats, as well as a by-product from several industrial processes. It has been shown to accumulate inExpand
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