Cancer/testis (CT) antigens, carcinogenesis and spermatogenesis.

  title={Cancer/testis (CT) antigens, carcinogenesis and spermatogenesis.},
  author={Yan-ho Cheng and Elissa W P Wong and C. Yan Cheng},
  volume={1 3},
During spermatogenesis, spermatogonial stem cells, undifferentiated and differentiated spermatogonia, spermatocytes, spermatids and spermatozoa all express specific antigens, yet the functions of many of these antigens remain unexplored. Studies in the past three decades have shown that many of these transiently expressed genes in developing germ cells are proto-oncogenes and oncogenes, which are expressed only in the testis and various types of cancers in humans and rodents. As such, these… CONTINUE READING
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