In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim 2021 Jan 8;57(1):21-29. Epub 2021 Jan 8.
Unidad de Medicina Reproductiva, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe (IIS La Fe), Av. Fernando Abril Martorell, 106. Torre A, Lab. 6.22, 46026, Valencia, Spain.
Spermatogonial stem cell transplantation (SSCT) is a strategy that has demonstrated to be feasible to restore spermatogenesis in animal models when it is performed shortly after the gonadotoxic onset to destroy their endogenous germ cells. However, in the case of boys subjected to fertility preservation, future transplantations will be performed with a delay of many years. In order to study how timing of SSCT affects donor-derived spermatogenic recovery in mice, we compared the percentage of spermatogenic tubule cross-sections within testes of 59 C57BL/6NCrl mice distributed in 6 groups: group 1, untreated mice controls (n = 9); group 2, mice that received a single dose of busulfan 40 mg/kg (n = 10); group 3, mice that received two additional doses of busulfan 10 mg/kg every 5 weeks (n = 10); group 4 (SSCT-A), mice subjected to a standard SSCT performed 5 weeks after a single injection of busulfan 40 mg/kg (n = 10); group 5 (SSCT-B), mice subjected to a delayed SSCT performed 15 weeks after a single injection of busulfan 40 mg/kg (n = 10); and group 6 (SSCT-C), mice subjected to a delayed SSCT with two additional doses of busulfan 10 mg/kg every 5 weeks (n = 10). Read More