Testis-Specific Gene Transcription

  • Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani
  • Erwin Goldberg
Part of the Serono Symposia USA Norwell, Massachusetts book series (SERONOSYMP)

Abstract

The classic studies of Monesi (1,2) in the 1960s revealed an intricate pattern of RNA synthesis during spermatogenesis, characterized by transient transcriptional activity. During the early stages of meiotic prophase, a relatively low rate of [3H]uridine incorporation was detected; however, RNA synthesis increases at the mid-pachytene stage followed by diminution during the meiotic divisions. RNA synthesis once again increases in the round and elongating spermatids (up to step 8), followed by a decline in later stages where nuclear condensation occurs.

Keywords

Zinc Lactate Recombination Pyruvate Macromolecule 

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  • Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani
  • Erwin Goldberg

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