Testosterone regulates keratin 33B expression in rat penis growth through androgen receptor signaling

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Ma, Yan-Min ; Wu, Kai-Jie ; Dang, Qiang ; Shi, Qi ; Gao, Yang ; Guo, Peng ; Xu, Shan ; Wang, Xin-Yang ; He, Da-Lin ; Gong, Yong-Guang (2014)
  • Publisher: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
  • Journal: Asian Journal of Andrology, volume 16, issue 6, pages 817-823 (issn: 1008-682X, eissn: 1745-7262)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4103/1008-682X.129935, pmc: PMC4236322
  • Subject: Diseases of the genitourinary system. Urology | Original Article | RC870-923 | androgen receptor | testosterone | keratin 33B | penis | androgen receptor; keratin 33B; penis; testosterone

Androgen therapy is the mainstay of treatment for the hypogonadotropic hypogonadal micropenis because it obviously enhances penis growth in prepubescent microphallic patients. However, the molecular mechanisms of androgen treatment leading to penis growth are still larg... View more
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