Isolation of undifferentiated and early differentiating type A spermatogonia from Pou5f1-GFP reporter mice.

Abstract

Limited understanding of the mechanisms underlying self-renewal and differentiation of spermatogonial stem cells hampers our ability to develop new therapeutic and contraceptive approaches. Mouse models of spermatogonial stem cell development are key to developing new insights into the biology of both the normal and diseased testis. Advances in transgenic reporter mice have enabled the isolation, molecular characterization, and functional analysis of mouse Type A spermatogonia subpopulations from the normal testis, including populations enriched for spermatogonial stem cells. Application of these reporters both to the normal testis and to gene-deficient and over-expression models will promote a better understanding of the earliest steps of spermatogenesis, and the role of spermatogonial stem cells in germ cell tumor.

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-61779-436-0_3

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@article{Garcia2012IsolationOU, title={Isolation of undifferentiated and early differentiating type A spermatogonia from Pou5f1-GFP reporter mice.}, author={Thomas Xavier Garcia and M C Hofmann}, journal={Methods in molecular biology}, year={2012}, volume={825}, pages={31-44} }