Regulation of apoptotic cell death in the rat epididymis.

  title={Regulation of apoptotic cell death in the rat epididymis.},
  author={Bernard Robaire and X Fan},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility. Supplement},
The rat epididymis decreases markedly in weight after orchidectomy. In these studies, we demonstrate that a time-dependent wave of apoptotic cell death occurs in some principal cells after orchidectomy. This wave moves coincidentally with the luminal content of the epididymis. Androgen treatment at the time of orchidectomy can prevent apoptotic death in all… CONTINUE READING