LIPOPHAGY: a novel form of steroidogenic activity within the LEYDIG cell during the reproductive cycle of turtle
OPEN Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E | 11 Feb 2019
I Tarique, WA Vistro, X Bai, P Yang, C Hong, Y Huang, A Haseeb, E Liu, NS Gandahi, M Xu, Y Liu and Q Chen
Steroidogenesis is an indispensable process that is indirectly associated with spermatogenesis in the Leydig cell (LC) to utilize the lipid droplets (LDs) that are critical to maintaining normal testosterone synthesis. The regulation of LD mobilization, known as lipophagy, in the LC is still largely unknown.
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