Patricia L Magyar

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The spermatogenic cell-specific isoform of glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPD-S) may regulate glycolysis and energy production required for sperm motility. Although the steady-state level of Gapd-s mRNA is maximal at step 9 of mouse spermatogenesis, GAPD-S protein was not detected by immunohistochemistry until steps 12-13. This result suggests(More)
The fibrous sheath is a cytoskeletal structure located in the principal piece of mammalian sperm flagella. Previous studies showed that glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase, spermatogenic (GAPDHS), a germ cell-specific glycolytic isozyme that is required for sperm motility, is tightly bound to the fibrous sheath. To determine if other glycolytic enzymes(More)
The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE; EC 3.4.15.1) gene (Ace) encodes both a somatic isozyme found in blood and several other tissues, including the epididymis, and a testis-specific isozyme (testis ACE) found only in developing spermatids and mature sperm. We recently used gene targeting to disrupt the gene coding for both ACE isozymes in mice and(More)
The spermatogenic cell-specific variant of glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDS) has been cloned from a rat testis cDNA library and its pattern of expression determined. A 1,417 nucleotide cDNA has been found to encode an enzyme with substantial homology to mouse GAPDS (94% identity) and human GAPD2 (83% identity) isozymes. Northern blotting of(More)
Although the process of glycolysis is highly conserved in eukaryotes, several glycolytic enzymes have unique structural or functional features in spermatogenic cells. We previously identified and characterized the mouse complementary DNA (cDNA) and a gene for 1 of these enzymes, glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase-s (Gapds). This gene is expressed only(More)
p19(Ink4d) is a member of the INK4 family of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors, which are important negative regulators of the G1-phase cyclin-dependent kinases CDK4 and CDK6. On a mixed C57BL/6 x 129P2/OlaHsd background, mice deficient for p19(Ink4d) exhibited defects in male reproductive function including testicular atrophy, alteration in serum follicle(More)
The loss of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors (CKIs) p18(Ink4c) and p19(Ink4d) leads to male reproductive defects (Franklin et al., 1998. Genes Dev 12: 2899-2911; Zindy et al., 2000. Mol Cell Biol 20: 372-378; Zindy et al., 2001. Mol Cell Biol 21: 3244-3255). In order to assess whether these inhibitors directly or indirectly affect male germ cell(More)
The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE; EC 3.4.15.1) gene (Ace) encodes both a somatic isozyme found in blood and several other tissues, including the epididymis, and a testis-specific isozyme (testis ACE) found only in developing spermatids and mature sperm. We recently used gene targeting to disrupt the gene coding for both ACE isozymes in mice and(More)
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