Effect of congenital UDT on Gonocyte development
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- Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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- Royal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
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Summary The project will analyse the effect of congenital UDT on gonocyte transformation using animal models and or human biopsies. The study will involve the use of flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, PCR.
Undescended testis (UDT) is a major health problem, affecting over 2-4% of males at birth, and with a long-term risk of infertility (30-60%) and a 5-10 fold increase in testicular cancer in young men. Infertility and testicular cancer are likely caused by failed transformation of primitive sperm cells (gonocytes) into spermatogonial stem cells (SSC). Currently UDT surgery is recommended at 6-12 months, but it is not known whether this is the right time, as there is insufficient knowledge about early postnatal germ cell development. The project will analyse the effect of congenital UDT on gonocyte transformation using animal models and or human biopsies. The study will involve the use of flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, PCR.
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Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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Research NodeRoyal Children’s Hospital/Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
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