Expression of ion transport-associated proteins in human efferent and epididymal ducts.

@article{Kujala2007ExpressionOI,
  title={Expression of ion transport-associated proteins in human efferent and epididymal ducts.},
  author={Minna Kujala and Satu Hihnala and Jukka Tienari and Kari Kaunisto and Johanna H{\"a}stbacka and Christer Holmberg and Juha Kere and Pia H{\"o}glund},
  journal={Reproduction},
  year={2007},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={775-84}
}
Appropriate intraluminal microenvironment in the epididymis is essential for maturation of sperm. To clarify whether the anion transporters SLC26A2, SLC26A6, SLC26A7, and SLC26A8 might participate in generating this proper intraluminal milieu, we studied the localization of these proteins in the human efferent and the epididymal ducts by immunohistochemistry. In addition, immunohistochemistry of several SLC26-interacting proteins was performed: the Na(+)/H(+) exchanger 3 (NHE3), the Cl… CONTINUE READING