BACKGROUND: Androgens exert their action through the androgen receptor (AR). The length of the AR CAG repeat is inversely correlated to receptor function and short CAG length might be a risk factor for development of prostate cancer. Our aim was to investigate whether CAG repeat number might have an impact on prostate function in adolescence. METHODS: AR genotyping was performed by direct sequencing of leukocyte DNA from 274 military conscripts. All men underwent endocrine evaluation and sem...Expand abstract
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Androgen receptor CAG repeat length correlates with semen PSA levels in adolescence.
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