Journal article

Early expression of the androgen receptor in the sertoli cells of a Marsupial Coincides with downregulation of anti-müllerian hormone at the time of urogenital virilization

C Racine, AJ Pask, GE Wijayanti, N Di Clemente, JY Picard, G Shaw, MB Renfree, N Josso

Sexual Development | Published : 2009


Awarded by Partenariat Hubert Curien franco-australien

Awarded by Department of Education Science and Training of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by a grant from the Partenariat Hubert Curien franco-australien (PHC 2007 31QJ) and a FAST grant (13909) from the Department of Education Science and Training of Australia. We are grateful to Kerry Martin and Scott Brownlees for expert animal care and to many members of the Wallaby Group in Melbourne for their kindness in providing specimens. Dominique Treton provided excellent technical support and Dr. Daniele Carre-Eusebe helpful advice for in situ hybridization. M. B. R. was supported by an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship, and A. J. P. by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council R. D. Wright Fellowship. Animals were held under permits from the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment. We are grateful to Dr. J. D. Wilson for his guidance during the course of this work and to Dr. Michael McPhaul for the gift of androgen receptor antibody.