Ankrd7, a novel gene specifically expressed in Sertoli cells and its potential roles in Sertoli cell maturation.

@article{Shi2009Ankrd7AN,
  title={Ankrd7, a novel gene specifically expressed in Sertoli cells and its potential roles in Sertoli cell maturation.},
  author={Yu-Qiang Shi and Lian-Cai Du and Qing-zhong Wang and Chun-Fang Han},
  journal={Molecules and cells},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={199-203}
}
The somatic Sertoli cells play an essential role in testis determination and spermatogenesis by providing nutrition and structural support. In the current study, we report on the novel Ankrd7 gene that contains five ankyrin repeat domains. This gene was specifically expressed in Sertoli cells and was regulated in a maturation-dependent manner. Its… CONTINUE READING