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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 291038, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/291038
Research Article

Potential Stemness of Frozen-Thawed Testicular Biopsies without Sperm in Infertile Men Included into the In Vitro Fertilization Programme

1Reproductive Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, School of Medicine, University of Heidelberg, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
3TATAA Biocenter, 41103 Göteborg, Sweden
4Laboratory of Gene Expression, Institute of Biotechnology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 14220 Prague, Czech Republic
5Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
6Institute for Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Tübingen, 72074 Tübingen, Germany

Received 31 May 2011; Revised 28 October 2011; Accepted 30 October 2011

Academic Editor: Ji Wu

Copyright © 2012 Martin Stimpfel et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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