17α, 20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one induced substances, trypsin and 11β-hydroxy steroid dehydrogenase, are important factors for control of spermatogenesis in Japanese eel

Chiemi Miura, Yuich Ozaki, Masato Higuchi, Takashi Ohta, Takeshi Miura

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Abstract

Using cDNA subtraction and differential screening, we identified 25 genes that were differentially expressed by 17α, 20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3- one (DHP) stimulation. Among these clones, eel trypsin and eel 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase short form (e11 β-HSDsf) were analyzed. The results indicate that transcripts of eel trypsin and e11β-HSD in testis were induced by DHP stimulation. In vitro experiments revealed that trypsin induces initiation of meiosis and spermiogenesis. Moreover, Cortisol enhanced the 11-ketotestesterone (HKT)-induced spermatogonial proliferation. From these results, we conclude that these two molecules are important for controlling spermatogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalCybium
Volume32
Issue number2 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 31

Keywords

  • In vitro culture
  • Meiosis
  • Spermatogonial proliferation
  • Spermiogenesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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