Detection of insulin-like growth factor receptor-1 in the human cremaster muscle and its role in the etiology of the undescended testis

ÖZDAMAR M. Y., Sahin S., ZENGİN K., Seckin S., Gurdal M.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.42, no.1, pp.290-296, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2018.02.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.290-296
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: Previous studies of undescended testis (UT) has focused on insulin-like hormone 3 (INSL3), the genitofemoral nerve, and androgens in the testicular descent. Leydig cells, which are under the control of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1), produce both androgens and INSL3. We aimed to investigate whether insulin-like growth factor receptor-1(IGFR1) exists in the cremaster muscle (CM) complex and is associated with normally descended testis as well as UT cases in humans.