Maria-Viola Martikainen

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The expression of CD18, CD49d/CD29, CD44, CD54 and CD106 was studied in the testis of normal mice at various ages, in the cryptorchid testis, in the testis of estrogen-treated mice and in the testis of non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice, using immunocytochemistry to see which of these lymphocyte and endothelial adhesion proteins may be involved in lymphocyte(More)
The expression of several immunoregulatory adhesion proteins and cytokines was studied in the normal epididymis, cryptorchid cryptepididymis, the epididymis of oestrogen-treated mice and the epididymis of non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice at the protein level to see which of these immunoregulatory proteins may be involved in lymphocyte regulation in the normal(More)
AIM To investigate whether testosterone, estrogens, vasectomy, experimental cryptorchidism, varicocele or aging would induce changes in the cytokine environment of the mouse testis. METHODS In adult male BALB/c mice, testosterone implants, estradiol benzoate, vasectomy, unilateral cryptorchidism, unilateral varicocele were administered/performed. The mice(More)
PROBLEM Birth-related factors and neonatal treatments could affect the maturation of immune system and thus have lasting effects on immune responses. We investigated the effect of obstetric factors other than being born by cesarean section on immune responses later in life. METHOD OF STUDY Regulatory, inflammatory, TH1 and TH2 cytokines, and a chemokine(More)
The presence of sperm antibodies correlates with nearly every pathological condition of the male reproductive tract. In the seasonal breeder, mink, a decrease in gonadotrophin secretion and testicular regression also induces sperm antibodies. Because the Sertoli cells and the principal cells of the epididymis (i.e. the cells mainly responsible for(More)
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