Chronic cyclophosphamide treatment alters the expression of stress response genes in rat male germ cells.


Increases in the survival rate of men treated with chemotherapeutic drugs and their desire to have children precipitate concerns about the effects of these drugs on germ cells. Azoospermia, oligospermia, and infertility are common outcomes resulting from treatment with cyclophosphamide, an alkylating agent. Exposure of male rats to cyclophosphamide results… (More)