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Expression and localization of nerve growth factor (NGF) in the testis of alpaca (llama pacos)

Haidong Wang, Yanjun Dong, Wenhua Chen, Junping Hei, Changsheng Dong
DOI: 10.5603/FHC.2011.0009
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Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2011;49(1):55-61.

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Vol 49, No 1 (2011)
ORIGINAL PAPERS
Published online: 2011-04-19
Submitted: 2011-12-19

Abstract

During alpaca testis development and spermatogenesis, nerve growth factor (NGF) may play an important role. The main aim of this study was to determine the expression and localization of NGF in the alpaca testis, and to discuss the important role of NGF in alpaca reproductive characteristics. Immunohistochemical staining technique and real-time PCR were used. The expression of NGF in the same cells one-month old (newborn) alpacas 12-month, and 24-month old alpacas showed significant differences (p < 0.05); 12- and 24-month old alpacas showed no significant differences (p > 0.05); NGF at different cell stages showed no significant differences (p > 0.05). It suggests that NGF may be involved in the regulation of spermatogenesis, which provides direct evidence for NGF action in the alpaca testis during postnatal development and spermatogenesis. (Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica 2011; Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 55–61)

Abstract

During alpaca testis development and spermatogenesis, nerve growth factor (NGF) may play an important role. The main aim of this study was to determine the expression and localization of NGF in the alpaca testis, and to discuss the important role of NGF in alpaca reproductive characteristics. Immunohistochemical staining technique and real-time PCR were used. The expression of NGF in the same cells one-month old (newborn) alpacas 12-month, and 24-month old alpacas showed significant differences (p < 0.05); 12- and 24-month old alpacas showed no significant differences (p > 0.05); NGF at different cell stages showed no significant differences (p > 0.05). It suggests that NGF may be involved in the regulation of spermatogenesis, which provides direct evidence for NGF action in the alpaca testis during postnatal development and spermatogenesis. (Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica 2011; Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 55–61)
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Keywords

alpaca; testis; NGF (nerve growth factor); SABC

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Title

Expression and localization of nerve growth factor (NGF) in the testis of alpaca (llama pacos)

Journal

Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica

Issue

Vol 49, No 1 (2011)

Pages

55-61

Published online

2011-04-19

DOI

10.5603/FHC.2011.0009

Bibliographic record

Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2011;49(1):55-61.

Keywords

alpaca
testis
NGF (nerve growth factor)
SABC

Authors

Haidong Wang
Yanjun Dong
Wenhua Chen
Junping Hei
Changsheng Dong

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