Expression and distribution of laminin chains in the testis for patients with azoospermia.

@article{Ooba2008ExpressionAD,
  title={Expression and distribution of laminin chains in the testis for patients with azoospermia.},
  author={Takeshi Ooba and Tomomoto Ishikawa and Kohei Yamaguchi and Yutaka Kondo and Yuichi Sakamoto and Masato Ishigami Fujisawa},
  journal={Journal of andrology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={147-52}
}
The aim of our study was to investigate the relationships between the expression of laminin in the testis and spermatogenesis, and the basement membrane (BM) of testicular tubules in fertile and infertile men. Testicular tissue samples were collected from the testes of 9 patients with obstructive azoospermia (OA), 9 patients with maturation arrest (MA), and 15 patients with Sertoli cell-only syndrome (SCO). In testicular tissue, laminin was identified by staining with polyclonal antibodies… CONTINUE READING