Estrogen Promotes Germ Cell and Seminiferous Tubule Development in the Baboon Fetal Testis1

  title={Estrogen Promotes Germ Cell and Seminiferous Tubule Development in the Baboon Fetal Testis1},
  author={E. D. Albrecht and M. Lane and G. R. Marshall and I. Merchenthaler and D. Simorangkir and C. Pohl and T. Plant and G. Pepe},
  booktitle={Biology of reproduction},
  • E. D. Albrecht, M. Lane, +5 authors G. Pepe
  • Published in Biology of reproduction 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Abstract The foundation for development of the male reproduction system occurs in utero, but relatively little is known about the regulation of primate fetal testis maturation. Our laboratories have shown that estrogen regulates key aspects of the physiology of pregnancy and fetal development. Therefore, in the present study, we characterized and quantified germ cells and Sertoli cells in the fetal baboon testis in late normal gestation (i.e., Day 165; term is 184 days) and in baboons… CONTINUE READING
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