Research Article

Insulin Deprivation Decreases Caspase-Dependent Apoptotic Signaling in Cultured Rat Sertoli Cells

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Effect of insulin deprivation on Bax/Bcl-2 ratio (a) and caspase-3 activity (b). Results are presented as pooled data of independent experiments, indicating the percentage variation found in rat SCs cultured in insulin deprivation (InsDep) conditions when compared with the control condition. Results are expressed as mean ± SEM ( for each condition). Significantly different results ( < 0,05) are indicated: *relatively to control.