Expression of the androgen receptor and 5α-reductase type 2 in the developing human fetal penis and urethra

  title={Expression of the androgen receptor and 5α-reductase type 2 in the developing human fetal penis and urethra},
  author={K. Kim and Wenhui Liu and G. Cunha and D. W. Russell and Hongying Huang and E. Shapiro and L. S. Baskin},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  • K. Kim, Wenhui Liu, +4 authors L. S. Baskin
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cell and Tissue Research
  • Abstract. [...] Key Method Twenty fetal genital specimens from normal human males (12–20 weeks gestation) were sectioned serially and stained by avidin-biotinylated peroxidase complex method with antigen retrieval. Stained sections throughout male genital development documented the expression of AR and 5α-reductase type 2 in the phallus. Between 12 and 14 weeks of gestation, AR was localized to epithelial cells of the urethral plate in the glans, the tubular urethra of the penile shaft, and stromal tissue…Expand Abstract
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