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

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Yan-Min Ma ; Kai-Jie Wu ; Qiang Dang ; Qi Shi ; Yang Gao ; Peng Guo ; Shan Xu ; Xin-Yang Wang ; Da-Lin He ; Yong-Guang Gong (2014)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
  • 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: Original Article | Diseases of the genitourinary system. Urology | 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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