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Transcription Regulation in Spermatogenesis

  • Wing-Yee LuiEmail author
  • C. Yan Cheng
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (volume 636)

Abstract

Spermatogenesis is a highly coordinated process in which diploid spermatogonia (2n) differentiate into mature haploid (1n) spermatozoa in the seminiferous epithelium. In this process, spermatogonia undergo several mitotic divisions and either enter a stem cell renewal pathway, or commit themsevles for further development. Diploid spermatocytes subsequently undergo two meiotic divisions and result in the production of haploid round spermatids. They then enter the process of spermiogenesis in which profound morphological and biochemical restructuring, such as the formation of acrosome and flagellum occur, and give rise to mature spermatozoa.

Keywords

Germ Cell Androgen Receptor Sertoli Cell Retinoic Acid Receptor Male Germ Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.Center for Biomedical ResearchThe Population CouncilNew YorkUSA

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