William H. Walker

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The androgen testosterone is essential for the Sertoli cell to support the maturation of male germ cells and the production of spermatozoa (spermatogenesis). In the classical view of androgen action, binding of androgen to the intracellular androgen receptor (AR) produces a conformational change in AR such that the receptor-steroid complex has high affinity(More)
An experiment was performed in which subjects retrieved members of noturol categories. Subjects used o variety of retrieval cues in this task, making knowledge retrieval o two-tiered process: First, contexts were generated in which category members ore likely to be found, ond second, these were used OS retrieval cues to produce the category members(More)
Members of the transforming growth factor beta type (TGFbeta) superfamily and their receptors are expressed in the testis, and are believed to play important paracrine and autocrine roles during testicular development and spermatogenesis. The Smad proteins are downstream mediators for the family of TGFbeta growth factors. Smad2 and Smad3 are associated with(More)
Germ cell development within the mammalian testis requires testosterone stimulation of somatic Sertoli cells via interaction with intracellular androgen receptors (AR). AR expression levels undergo marked changes during spermatogenesis suggesting that the modulation of AR expression is an important mechanism to regulate Sertoli cell responsiveness to(More)
Androgens signal through the androgen receptor (AR) to regulate male secondary sexual characteristics, reproductive tract development, prostate function, sperm production, bone and muscle mass as well as body hair growth among other functions. We developed a transgenic mouse model in which endogenous AR expression was replaced by a functionally modified AR(More)
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