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germ cell

a sexual reproductive cell; gamete

germ cell

[′jərm ‚sel]
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For five decades, many researchers have been trying to generate male germ cells from several types of stem cells in order to provide therapeutic strategies for male infertility (Hou et al.
To compare the results of the various conventional IHC stains used as markers in ovarian germ cell tumours.
Of 115 cases of testicular tumors, the germ cell tumors [101 (87.
Flence, it could be surmised that somatic cells composing SSCs niche respond to SSCs elimination by upregulation of GDNF and FGF2 and downregulation of KITLG in order to repopulate niche by germ cells.
Dysgerminomas are the most common malignant germ cell neoplasms, accounting for about one-third of cases.
Therefore, with the diagnosis of mixed germ cell tumors, laparotomy was performed.
For example, researchers must show evidence of the correct nuclear DNA content at specific meiotic stages, normal chromosome number and organization, and the capacity of germ cells to produce viable offspring.
A vasa ortholog has been isolated and used as a molecular marker to detect primordial germ cells (PGC) and other germ line cells from many animals, e.
If correct, there should be concern about the presence of viable germ cell malignancy in the testes of these patients, which could serve as a potential source for recurrence.
Testicular tissue includes Leydig cells, which produce androgenic hormones, and Sertoli cells, which form the structure of the seminiferous tubules and support the production and maturation of the germ cells that develop into sperm.
Extra-gonadal GCTs are thought to develop from germ cells that have abnormally migrated to central midline structures during embryogenesis.
Beard found that these activated primitive germ cells continue their development until enough protein-digesting enzymes are brought to bear.