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Stem cell factor receptor (c-kit) plays a crucial role in regulating proliferation and survival of germ cells. The aim of this study was to find the correlation between the number of c-kit positive germ cells, testicular asymmetry and histological grade in varicocele affected testis samples of adolescents.
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Varicocele is a common cause of male infertility with multifactorial etiology. Inflammation is a characteristic pathological event that occurs in the testis tissue following the varicocele. The aim of...
The treatment of a varicocele in childhood and adolescence is considered very controversial. In the past varicocele was often diagnosed during the medical examination for military purposes, but today ...
Breast cancer is a common malignant tumor that seriously threatens women's health. Breast cancer stem cell (CSC)-like cell population may be the main factor for breast cancer metastasis. Therefore, ta...
The molecular basis dictating specificity of Zika virus infection in neural stem cells (NSCs) remains elusive. Two recent papers in Cell Stem Cell (Zhu et al., 2020) and Cell Reports (Wang et al., 2...
The existence of "active" and "reserve" stem cell populations in the intestinal epithelium has been debated since 1977. Now in Cell Stem Cell, Murata et al. (2020) show that all intestinal regenerati...
Infertility has been estimated to affect from 6-18% of couples trying to conceive. In 20-30% of cases, the problem is with the male. Varicocele is a common cause of male factor infertility...
Prospective observational study. A varicocele is defined as a dilatation of the veins in the plexus pampiniformis in the testicles. Varicoceles are a diagnostic dilemma and a therapeutic ...
Varicose veins in the scrotum (varicocele) are responsible for >20% of male infertility in the US. Varicocele are associated with decreased sperm number and markedly reduced sperm fertiliz...
This study is to answer the question is there any relationship between viral ( HSV 1 , HSV 2 , HPV 6/11, CMV, HHV 6 , HHV 8, BKV) or bacterial (Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticol...
RATIONALE: Interleukin-2 may stimulate a person's white blood cells to kill cancer cells. Stem cell factor may increase the number of immune cells found in bone marrow or peripheral blood ...
A member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily that specifically binds B-CELL ACTIVATING FACTOR. It is found on B-LYMPHOCYTES and plays a role in maturation and survival of B-cells. Signaling by the activated receptor occurs through its association with TNF RECEPTOR-ASSOCIATED FACTORS.
A hematopoietic growth factor and the ligand of the cell surface c-kit protein (PROTO-ONCOGENE PROTEINS C-KIT). It is expressed during embryogenesis and is a growth factor for a number of cell types including the MAST CELLS and the MELANOCYTES in addition to the HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELLS.
A cell surface receptor involved in regulation of cell growth and differentiation. It is specific for EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR and EGF related peptides including TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR ALPHA, amphiregulin, and heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor. The binding of ligand to the receptor causes activation of its intrinsic tyrosine kinase activity and rapid internalization of the receptor-ligand complex into the cell.
A fibroblast growth factor receptor that regulates CHONDROCYTE growth and CELL DIFFERENTIATION. Mutations in the gene for fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 have been associated with ACHONDROPLASIA; THANATOPHORIC DYSPLASIA and NEOPLASTIC CELL TRANSFORMATION.
A member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily found on mature B-LYMPHOCYTES. It has specificity for B CELL ACTIVATING FACTOR and TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR LIGAND SUPERFAMILY MEMBER 13. Signaling of the receptor occurs through its association with TNF RECEPTOR-ASSOCIATED FACTORS.
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