primordial germ cell

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primordial germ cell

[prī¦mȯrd·ē·əl ′jərm ‚sel]
(embryology)
Embryonic cell giving rise to a germ cell from which a gamete (egg or sperm) develops.
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Stem cell pluripotency factor NANOG is expressed in human fetal gonocytes, testicular carcinoma in situ and germ cell tumours.
Gonocyte numbers are, however reported to be increased in mice testis towards the end of gestation suggesting an inhibitory role for androgen.
DEHP/DBP exposure also induces germ cell effects in the fetal rat testis, namely, induction of multinucleated gonocytes (MNGs) (Ferrara et al.
CIS have both stemand germ-cell properties and originate from undifferentiated gonocytes because of poor function of Sertoli and/or Leydig cells during testis development.
Stereologic analyses to determine cell numbers used AMH-immunostained slides for Sertoli cell and gonocyte counts and P450scc-immunostained slides for Leydig cell counts.
Therefore, to increase the purity of isolated SSC, we preferred to use testes from 5-10 days-old neonatal piglets in which seminiferous tubules primarily contained gonocytes, sertoli cells and myoid cells beside SSC.
Ce defaut de migration interfere avec le processus de maturation des gonocytes neonatals en spermatogonies de type A.
Therefore, it has been assumed that human gonocytes, which do not express the active ER-[beta]1 isoform until the prenatal period (Gaskell et al.
Transforming growth factor [beta]1 and [beta]2 reduce the number of gonocytes by increasing apoptosis.
Effects of relatively low levels of mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate on cocultured Sertoli cells and gonocytes from neonatal rats.
Effects of relatively low levels of mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalete on cocultured Sertoli cells and gonocytes from neonatal rats.