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2011-06-06 09:45:00

Retinoic acid receptor antagonist interferes with sperm production Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are honing in on the development of what may be the first non-steroidal, oral contraceptive for men. Tests of low doses of a compound that interferes with retinoic acid receptors (RARs), whose ligands are metabolites of dietary vitamin A, showed that it caused sterility in male mice. Earlier results of the experiments using this RAR antagonist were published in the June 1st...