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FSH and Testosterone (T) regulate spermatogenesis via testicular Sertoli cells (Sc), which bear receptors for these hormones. Despite sufficient circulating levels of FSH and T postnatally, predominant appearance of spermatogonia B and spermatocytes is not discernible until 11 and 18 days of postnatal age, respectively, in rat testes. In an attempt to(More)
FSH acts via testicular Sertoli cells (Sc) bearing FSH receptor (FSH-R) for regulating male fertility. Despite an adult-like FSH milieu in infant boys and monkeys, spermatogenesis is not initiated until the onset of puberty. We used infant and pubertal monkey Sc to reveal the molecular basis underlying developmental differences of FSH-R signaling in them.(More)
Microinjection of foreign DNA in male pronucleus by in-vitro embryo manipulation is difficult but remains the method of choice for generating transgenic animals. Other procedures, including retroviral and embryonic stem cell mediated transgenesis are equally complicated and have limitations. Although our previously reported technique of testicular(More)
In certain forms of idiopathic infertility, there is failure of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and testosterone (T) to initiate spermatogenesis despite the presence of Sertoli cells and germ cells in the testis. In postnatal rats (up to 11 days of age) and infant monkeys (3-4 months old), robust division and differentiation of spermatogonial stem cells(More)
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