Ontogenesis and cell specific localization of Fas ligand expression in the rat testis.

@article{DAbrizio2004OntogenesisAC,
  title={Ontogenesis and cell specific localization of Fas ligand expression in the rat testis.},
  author={Piera D'Abrizio and Enke Baldini and Paola Russo and Leda Assunta Biordi and Filomena Maria Graziano and Nadia Rucci and Giuliana Properzi and Sandro Francavilla and Salvatore Ulisse},
  journal={International journal of andrology},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={304-10}
}
Over the past few years, a number of experimental evidences suggested the involvement of Fas Ligand (FasL) expressing Sertoli cells to induce apoptosis of Fas bearing germ cells. However, the FasL expression during testicular development and its cell specific localization within the testis is still a matter of debate. In the present study, we have monitored FasL expression during rat testis development by semiquantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and evaluated… CONTINUE READING