Modulation of MAA-induced apoptosis in male germ cells: role of Sertoli cell P/Q-type calcium channels

@article{Barone2005ModulationOM,
  title={Modulation of MAA-induced apoptosis in male germ cells: role of Sertoli cell P/Q-type calcium channels},
  author={Fortunata Barone and Salvatore Aguanno and Angela D'agostino},
  journal={Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={13 - 13}
}
Spontaneous germ cell death by apoptosis occurs during normal spermatogenesis in mammals and is thought to play a role in the physiological mechanism limiting the clonal expansion of such cell population in the male gonad. In the prepubertal rat testis, the most conspicuous dying cells are pachytene spermatocytes, which are also the primary target of the apoptosis experimentally induced by the methoxyacetic acid (MAA). Since we have recently reported that Sertoli cells, the somatic component of… CONTINUE READING

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