Tachykinin (substance-P) gene expression in Leydig cells of the human and mouse testis.

@article{Chiwakata1991TachykininG,
  title={Tachykinin (substance-P) gene expression in Leydig cells of the human and mouse testis.},
  author={Collins Batsirai Chiwakata and B Brackmann and Nicholas Hunt and Michail Davidoff and Wolfgang Schulze and Richard Ivell},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={1991},
  volume={128 5},
  pages={2441-8}
}
Specific substance-P immunoreactivity can be detected in the Leydig cells, particularly of human testes, and to a lesser degree in mouse Leydig cells, but not in the rat. Using a modified polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay, preprotachykinin-A (substance-P) mRNA could be detected in extracts of human, mouse, and bovine testes, but not in rat or boar… CONTINUE READING