Wendy R Winnall

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Activin A provides a unique link between reproduction and immunity, which is especially significant in the adult testis. This cytokine, together with inhibin B and follistatin acting as regulators of activin A activity, is fundamentally involved in the regulation of spermatogenesis and testicular steroidogenesis. However, activin A also has a much broader(More)
Regulation of crucial events during spermatogenesis involves dynamic changes in cytokine production and interactions across the cycle of the seminiferous epithelium. Regulation of activin A and inhibin B production by the inflammatory cytokines, tumour necrosis factor α (TNFα) and interleukin 1α (IL1α), alone and in conjunction with FSH or a cAMP analogue(More)
Bacterial lipopolysaccharide increased the production of interleukin 1alpha and activin A, and reduced production of inhibin B, in Sertoli cells from immature male rats measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The majority of immunoreactive interleukin 1alpha remained within the Sertoli cell, while both activin A and inhibin B were secreted.(More)
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