Journal article

N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU) mutagenesis and male fertility research

CL Kennedy, MK O'Bryan

HUMAN REPRODUCTION UPDATE | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2006

Abstract

Male infertility affects about 1 in 25 men in the western world. Conversely, there is an urgent requirement for additional male-based contraceptives, yet progress in both areas has been severely hampered by a lack of knowledge of the biochemistry and physiology of male reproductive function. It is only through a thorough knowledge of these processes that we can hope to insightfully regulate male reproductive function. Without doubt, mouse models will form an important foundation in any future process. In recent years, the chemical mutagen N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU) has been used widely to identify genes essential for a range of biological systems including male infertility. These studies ha..

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