Cancer Scientists Make Unexpected Discovery On Male Infertility

by Jon Henshaw

OnlyPunjab.com reports:

Sperm cells develop in the testis and undergo a series of changes until they are mature and viable. They begin life as round cells and as they mature they elongate and develop a tail.

Defects at any stage of this process can prevent the cells from maturing and lead to male infertility.

The team knocked out the function of the gene that codes for JAM-C in mice. They found that the male mice unable to produce JAM-C were infertile and had round instead of elongated sperm cells.

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