volume 10, issue 3, P463-480 2018
DOI: 10.18632/aging.101405
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Yu-Feng Wang, Xiao-Feng Sun, Ze-Li Han, Lan Li, Wei Ge, Yong Zhao, Massimo De Felici, Wei Shen, Shun-Feng Cheng

Abstract: In this paper, we show that neonatal mice injected for five consecutive days with nicotine display impaired germ cell cyst breakdown and primordial follicle assembly resulting in decreased ovarian reserve lasting until sex maturation age. The effects of nicotine on the pups ovaries were associated with decreased expression of oocyte specific genes such as Nobox, Lhx8, Figlα and Sohlh2. Moreover, the ovaries of pups injected with nicotine showed increased level of cell oxidative stress and autophagic markers (u…

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