Intercellular adhesion molecule 1: recent findings and new concepts involved in mammalian spermatogenesis.

@article{Mruk2014IntercellularAM,
  title={Intercellular adhesion molecule 1: recent findings and new concepts involved in mammalian spermatogenesis.},
  author={Dolores D. Mruk and Xiang Xiao and Marta Lydka and Michelle W M Li and Barbara Bilińska and C. Yan Cheng},
  journal={Seminars in cell & developmental biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={43-54}
}
Spermatogenesis, the process of spermatozoa production, is regulated by several endocrine factors, including testosterone, follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone and estradiol 17β. For spermatogenesis to reach completion, developing germ cells must traverse the seminiferous epithelium while remaining transiently attached to Sertoli cells. If germ cell adhesion were to be compromised for a period of time longer than usual, germ cells would slough from the seminiferous epithelium and… CONTINUE READING

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