Testicular expression of inhibin and activin subunits and follistatin in the rat and human fetus and neonate and during postnatal development in the rat.

@article{Majdic1997TesticularEO,
  title={Testicular expression of inhibin and activin subunits and follistatin in the rat and human fetus and neonate and during postnatal development in the rat.},
  author={Gregor Majdic and Alan McNeilly and Richard M. Sharpe and Lee R Evans and Nigel Patrick Groome and P T K Saunders},
  journal={Endocrinology},
  year={1997},
  volume={138 5},
  pages={2136-47}
}
Inhibins, activins, and follistatins are all believed to play roles in the regulation of FSH secretion by the pituitary and in the paracrine regulation of testis function. Previous studies have resulted in conflicting data on the pattern of expression of the inhibin/activin subunits, and little information on expression of follistatin during fetal/neonatal life. We have made use of new, highly specific monoclonal antibodies and fixed tissue sections from fetal, neonatal, and adult rats, and… CONTINUE READING