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Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a major component of the cell wall of gram negative bacteria contributing to the pathogenesis of bacterial infection, in particular in those diseases affecting central nervous system and reproductive tissues. The present work is an attempt to study the regulation of steroidogenic enzymes gene expression in the brain and(More)
The pro-inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) has an inhibitory role in gonadal functions particularly in the steroidogenesis of Leydig cells. In the present study, we demonstrate that TNF-α activates histone deacetylases 7 (HDAC7), which regulates the expression of steroidogenic enzyme genes in Leydig cells. LC-540 Leydig cells were(More)
The proinflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) has an inhibitory role in gonadal functions particularly in the steroidogenesis of Leydig cells. A detailed understanding of the mechanisms by which TNF-α regulates testicular steroidogenesis will be helpful in the design of novel clinical interventions for the treatment and prevention of male(More)
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