Immunohistochemical localization of endothelial nitric oxide synthase in human testis, epididymis, and vas deferens suggests a possible role for nitric oxide in spermatogenesis, sperm maturation, and programmed cell death.

@article{Zini1996ImmunohistochemicalLO,
  title={Immunohistochemical localization of endothelial nitric oxide synthase in human testis, epididymis, and vas deferens suggests a possible role for nitric oxide in spermatogenesis, sperm maturation, and programmed cell death.},
  author={Armand Zini and Moira K O'Bryan and Margret S. Magid and Peter N. Schlegel},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={1996},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={935-41}
}
Recent work has implicated nitric oxide (NO) in several aspects of male genital physiology including erectile function and androgen secretion, as well as in vitro effects on sperm motility and capacitation. The objectives of this study were to characterize the distribution of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) in "normal" human testis, epididymis, and vas deferens and in testis pathology. Nitric oxide synthase protein was localized immunohistochemically using an eNOS monoclonal antibody… CONTINUE READING