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- Haeussler, Susanne, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Reproduction 2007 v.133 no.1 pp. 323-330
- Leydig cells; Sertoli cells; blood plasma; estrogens; fetal development; fetus; follicle-stimulating hormone; gene expression; immunocytochemistry; jugular vein; luteinizing hormone; messenger RNA; mitosis; neonates; pregnancy; reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction; swine; testosterone; umbilical arteries; unspecific monooxygenase
- ... Male pig fetuses secrete considerable amounts of estrogens, but the location of aromatase activity within the fetal testis is not known. The location of aromatase expression was investigated by immunocytochemistry in fetal testes from week 6 (n = 5), weeks 10, 13, and 15 (each: n = 6) of gestation and additionally in neonates (n = 4). Blood was sampled from the umbilical artery of fetuses and jugu ...