Influence of the photoperiod on TGF-β1 and p15 expression in hamster Leydig cells.

  title={Influence of the photoperiod on TGF-β1 and p15 expression in hamster Leydig cells.},
  author={Candela R Gonz{\'a}lez and Ricardo Sa{\'u}l Calandra and Silvia In{\'e}s Gonz{\'a}lez-Calvar},
  journal={Reproductive biology},
  volume={12 2},
Adult hamsters exposed to short photoperiods show a marked atrophy of their internal reproductive organs, including a reduction in size, though not number of Leydig cells. Transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) is involved in the regulation of growth and proliferation of different cell types. The aim of the present study was to examine the influence of photoperiod on the protein and gene expression of TGF-β1 and its receptors as well as gene expression of p15. The effect of TGF-β1 on the… CONTINUE READING
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