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International Journal of Endocrinology
Volume 2013, Article ID 134589, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/134589
Research Article

Photoperiod-Dependent Effects of 4-tert-Octylphenol on Adherens and Gap Junction Proteins in Bank Vole Seminiferous Tubules

Department of Endocrinology, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 9, 30-387 Krakow, Poland

Received 10 December 2012; Revised 2 April 2013; Accepted 5 April 2013

Academic Editor: Radmila Kovacevic

Copyright © 2013 Anna Hejmej 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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