Feb 24, 2006

Alterations in the immunohistochemical localization patterns of alpha-smooth muscle actin (SMA) and vimentin in the postnatally developing bovine cryptorchid testis

The Journal of Reproduction and Development
Bhuminand DevkotaYoh-Ichi Miyake

Abstract

Previously, we reported the normal postnatal developmental changes in immunohistochemical localization of alpha-smooth muscle actin (SMA) and vimentin in the bovine testis. In this study, we demonstrate the alterations of these cytoskeletal proteins in the bovine cryptorchid testis as compared to the contralateral scrotal testis during postnatal development. Seminiferous peritubular alpha-SMA did not appear in the cryptorchid testis until 8 months of age, except for very weak intermittent filaments in relatively larger seminiferous tubules. However, a similar peritubular pattern was observed in the 18-month-old cryptorchid and scrotal testes. Moreover, weak expression of alpha-SMA in the straight tubules and rete testes at 5 months of age did not improve until 18 months of age in the cryptorchid testes. The Sertoli cell vimentin in the cryptorchid testes revealed a highly immature pattern at 5 months of age, a pattern similar to a transforming pattern with infranuclear vimentin extensions at 8 months of age, and a pattern that was almost a transforming pattern, but with considerable weakening of the vimentin filaments, at 18 months of age. In conclusion, cryptorchidism may cause considerable delay in testicular myoid cell diffe...Continue Reading

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Establishment and Maintenance of Localization
Benign Neoplasm of Testis
VIM gene
Cryptorchidism
Scrotum
Isoactin
Neoplasm of Uncertain or Unknown Behavior of Testis
Myocytes, Smooth Muscle
Bos taurus
Immunocytochemistry

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