Gubernacular cell division in different rodent models of cryptorchidism supports indirect androgenic action via the genitofemoral nerve.

@article{Ng2005GubernacularCD,
  title={Gubernacular cell division in different rodent models of cryptorchidism supports indirect androgenic action via the genitofemoral nerve.},
  author={Sunt Li Ng and Sandeep S Bidarkar and Magdy Sourial and Pamela J. Farmer and Susan K Donath and John M Hutson},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={434-41}
}
PURPOSE The role of the "gubernaculum" in testicular descent remains controversial. Androgens are proposed to act indirectly by the genitofemoral nerve (GFN) releasing calcitonin gene-related peptide. The authors studied the effects of sensory nerve ablation and androgen blockade on mitosis in the gubernacular tip to determine whether androgens act directly or indirectly. METHODS Five rat models were examined for bromodeoxyuridine (BUdR)-labeling: (i) Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats (controls), (ii… CONTINUE READING
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