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Immunolocalization assessment of metastasis-associated protein 1 in human and mouse mature testes and its association with spermatogenesis.
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PMID:  17486275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To investigate the stage-specific localization of metastasis-associated protein 1 (MTA1) during spermatogenesis in adult human and mouse testis. METHODS: The immunolocalization of MTA1 was studied by immunohistochemistry and Western blot analysis. The distribution pattern of MTA1 in mouse testis was confirmed by using quantitative analysis of purified spermatogenic cells. RESULTS: The specificity of polyclonal antibody was confirmed by Western blot analysis. MTA1 was found expressed in the nucleus of germ cells, except elongate spermatids, and in the cytoplasm of Sertoli cells; Leydig cells did not show any specific reactivity. MTA1 possessed different distribution patterns in the two species: in humans, the most intensive staining was found in the nucleus of round spermatids and of primary spermatocytes while in mice, the most intense MTA1 staining was in the nucleus of leptotene, zygotene and pachytene spermatocytes. In both species the staining exhibited a cyclic pattern. CONCLUSION: The present communication initially provides new evidence for the potential role of MTA1 in mature testis. In addition, its distinctive expression in germ cells suggests a regulatory role of the peptide during spermatogenesis.
Wei Li; Xin-Ping Liu; Ruo-Jun Xu; Yuan-Qiang Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian journal of andrology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1008-682X     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian J. Androl.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-08     Completed Date:  2007-07-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100942132     Medline TA:  Asian J Androl     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Histology and Embryology, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an 710032, China.
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MeSH Terms
Animals, Outbred Strains
Blotting, Western
Histone Deacetylases / metabolism*
Mice, Inbred BALB C
Repressor Proteins / metabolism*
Sexual Maturation / physiology*
Species Specificity
Spermatogenesis / physiology*
Testis / cytology,  metabolism*
Transcription Factors / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Mta1 protein, mouse; 0/Repressor Proteins; 0/Transcription Factors; EC 3.5.1.-/Mta1 protein, human; EC Deacetylases

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