Paulo Henrique Almeida Campos-Junior

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Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are the foundation of spermatogenesis and are located in a highly dynamic microenvironment called "niche" that influences all aspects of stem cell function, including homing, self-renewal and differentiation. Several studies have recently identified specific proteins that regulate the fate of SSCs. These studies also aimed(More)
In association with in vitro culture and transplantation, isolation of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) is an excellent approach for investigating spermatogonial physiology in vertebrates. However, in fish, the lack of SSC molecular markers represents a great limitation to identify/purify these cells, rendering it difficult to apply several valuable(More)
The present study assessed the influence of salinity and temperature on body growth and on muscle cellularity of Lophiosilurus alexaxdri vitelinic larvae. Slightly salted environments negatively influenced body growth of freshwater fish larvae and we observed that those conditions notably act as an environmental influencer on muscle growth and on local(More)
Although the use of germ cell transplantation has been relatively well established in mammals, the technique has only been adapted for use in fish after entering the 2000s. During the last decade, several different approaches have been developed for germ cell transplantation in fish using recipients of various ages and life stages, such as blastula-stage(More)
Follicular atresia is a key event in the selection of the ovulatory follicles and occurs during all developmental stages. The aims of the study were to evaluate the follicular population as well as the rates of follicular recruitment and atresia in different strains of mice. Ovaries were obtained from four strains of mice: G1/ Swiss, G2/ F1 Swiss×C57BL/6,(More)
In the seminiferous epithelium, spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are located in a particular environment called the "niche" that is controlled by the basement membrane, key testis somatic cells, and factors originating from the vascular network. However, the role of Leydig cells (LCs) as a niche component is not yet clearly elucidated. Recent studies showed(More)
Morphometry is a classical quantitative method often used in biology to provide a data basis for functional interpretations/interactions of a particular organ or system. Herein we took advantage of this valuable approach to evaluate the spermatogonial stem cell niche using the horse testis and immunocytochemical localization of GFRA1 [glial cell(More)
Because the collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu) has a peculiar Leydig cell cytoarchitecture, this species represents a unique mammalian model for investigating testis function. Taking advantage of the well-established and very useful testis xenograft technique, in the present study, testis tissue and testis cell suspensions from immature collared peccaries(More)
Due to high neutral lipids accumulation in the cytoplasm, in vitro-produced embryos from Bos primigenius indicus and their crosses are more sensitive to chilling and cryopreservation than those from Bos primigenius taurus. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of trans-10, cis- 12 conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) on the development(More)
Recent advances in image technology, including significant gains in spatial resolution, have made realtime sequential ovarian evaluations possible in small rodents, allowing longitudinal (continued) studies of the ovarian cycle and reducing the required number of experimental animals. The aim of this study was to evaluate exogenous stimulated follicular(More)