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Author
Iguchi, Hiroki
Kamitani, Akihiro
Nagai, Atsushi
Abstract

Dynamin is a protein essential to endocytosis. Dynamin 2, a dynamin isoform, is expressed most intensely in testicular tissue; however, precise localization has never been studied. Therefore, we investigated the expression of dynamin 2 in rat testicular tissue using immunohistochemical methods, and discuss here the physiological function of this protein. Testicular tissues were obtained from Wistar rats at 10, 21 and 63 days of age. Immunohistochemistrical examination and Western blot analysis were conducted using dynamin 2 specific antibody. Western blot analysis showed that expression in 21- and 63-day-old rats was more intense than that in 10-day-old rats. Dynamin 2 expression was observed using immunohistochemical method in the seminiferous tubules of all rats. In the 63-day-old rats, the expression was intense, especially in spermatids in the earlier maturation stages and in spermatocytes, and was observed in Sertoli cells. However, in spermatids, the expression gradually declined as spermatids matured to spermatozoa. In the 21-day-old rats, the expression was evident in spermatocytes and Sertoli cells, but that in the 10-day-old rats was weak. Intense expression of dynamin 2 during spermatogenesis suggests that this protein plays an important role in this process.

Keywords
dynamin 2
endocytosis
spermatogenesis
Amo Type
Article
Published Date
2002-08
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Volume
volume56
Issue
issue4
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
Start Page
205
End Page
209
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
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Refereed
True
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