Interpretive Summary: Cell adhesion function was altered during the seasonal regression of the seminiferous epithelium in the mink species Neovison vison
By: Yufei Zhang, Yanzhu Zhu, Xiaodong Cao, Guanhua Zhang, Shuying Liu
Here, we report for the first time the molecular mechanisms of testicular regression in mink. Our results, together with studies on other animals’ characteristic reproductive features, identify a cluster of events crucial to the seminiferous epithelium regression process in mammalian seasonal breeders and highlight perspectives unique to the mink.
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