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Research Article

Genome-Wide Expression of Azoospermia Testes Demonstrates a Specific Profile and Implicates ART3 in Genetic Susceptibility

  • Hiroyuki Okada equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Hiroyuki Okada, Atsushi Tajima

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan

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  • Atsushi Tajima equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Hiroyuki Okada, Atsushi Tajima

    Affiliation: Division of Molecular Life Science, School of Medicine, Tokai University, Isehara, Japan

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  • Kazuyoshi Shichiri,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tachikawa Hospital, Nagaoka, Japan

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  • Atsushi Tanaka,

    Affiliation: St. Mother's Hospital, Kitakyushu, Japan

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  • Kenichi Tanaka,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan

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  • Ituro Inoue mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: ituro@is.icc.u-tokai.ac.jp

    Affiliations: Division of Molecular Life Science, School of Medicine, Tokai University, Isehara, Japan, Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Kawaguchi, Japan

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  • Published: February 08, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0040026

About the Authors

Hiroyuki Okada, Kenichi Tanaka
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
Atsushi Tajima, Ituro Inoue
Division of Molecular Life Science, School of Medicine, Tokai University, Isehara, Japan
Kazuyoshi Shichiri
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tachikawa Hospital, Nagaoka, Japan
Atsushi Tanaka
St. Mother's Hospital, Kitakyushu, Japan
Ituro Inoue
Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Kawaguchi, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: ituro@is.icc.u-tokai.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

AT, KT, and II conceived and designed the experiments. HO and AT performed the experiments and analyzed the data. AT, KS, KT, and II contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. HO, AT, and II wrote the manuscript. All authors contributed to editing the manuscript. HO and AT have joint authorship of this manuscript.