Antisense oligonucleotide targeting the transforming growth factor beta1 increases expression of specific genes and functions of Leydig cells.


Transforming growth factor beta1 (TGFbeta1) has been reported to be a potent inhibitor of differentiated functions of many steroidogenic cells. Porcine Leydig cells (LC), as well as Sertoli cells (SC), express TGFbeta1 mRNA and secrete this peptide, suggesting that it might play an autocrine role. Moreover, many studies have suggested a possible paracrine… (More)


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