Transcriptional levels of four Y chromosome-linked AZF genes in azoospermic men and their association with successful sperm retrieval.

@article{Kuo2004TranscriptionalLO,
  title={Transcriptional levels of four Y chromosome-linked AZF genes in azoospermic men and their association with successful sperm retrieval.},
  author={Pao-Lin Kuo and Ying-Hung Lin and Yen-Ni Teng and Chao-Chin Hsu and Johnny Shinn-Nan Lin and Yung-Ming Lin},
  journal={Urology},
  year={2004},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={131-6; discussion 136}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the transcriptional levels of four azoospermia factor genes in the testis of azoospermic men and to investigate the association between transcriptional levels and the results of sperm retrieval. METHODS Thirty-eight azoospermic men with normal karyotype and without Y chromosome gene deletions were enrolled. The amounts of USP9Y (ubiquitin specific protease 9, Y chromosome), DBY (dead box on the Y), RBMY1 (RNA-binding motif on the Y, 1), and DAZ (deleted in… CONTINUE READING