Expression of the proopiomelanocortin gene is developmentally regulated and affected by germ cells in the male mouse reproductive system.

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Proopiomelanocortin (POMC), a major pituitary product, is also present in the adult mouse testis. We have shown previously that POMC mRNAs are most abundant in a subpopulation of Leydig cells associated with tubules in specific stages of the cycle of the seminiferous epithelium. In the present study, we examined the expression of the gene encoding POMC… (More)

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@article{GizangGinsberg1987ExpressionOT, title={Expression of the proopiomelanocortin gene is developmentally regulated and affected by germ cells in the male mouse reproductive system.}, author={E Gizang-Ginsberg and Debra J. Wolgemuth}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={1987}, volume={84 6}, pages={1600-4} }