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Leydig cell

[′lī·dig ‚sel]
(histology)
One of the interstitial cells of the testes; thought to produce androgen.
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Leydig cells were observed to be closer to normal in interstitial region (Figure 5d).
The interstitial leydig cells were prominent in whereas, the interstitial tissue looked degenerated in some areas and thickened in other areas (Figs.
Further studies need to be carried out on cultured Leydig cells to further elucidate the mechanism of action of visfatin in in vitro models.
El-Sokkary (2001) observed the same deleterious effects on seminiferous tubules and Leydig cells as a result of the metabolism of ethanol by alcohol dehydrogenase.
Lastly, the intertubular tissue should be examined at high magnification for the presence or accumulation of Leydig cells.
Although BPA exposure stopped at 21 days of age, BPA's effects on Leydig cells, which were seen immediately at the end of exposure and at 35 days, remained apparent until 90 days of age, when the rats reached adulthood.
The impairment of Leydig cell function was evinced by its reduced nuclear area and lower number of mature Leydig cells.
The authors of this study conclude that a hypogonadal state or Leydig cell failure can be induced with zinc deficiency altering testicular steroidogenesis.
The results from this study show that there are basic similarities in the Leydig cells of the vervet compared to other mammals, humans and nonhuman primates, however, there also seem to be species differences among the mammalian group.
Steroidogenic Leydig cells and apoptotic cells were labeled in cultured explants of GW 10-12 human fetal testis with an immunostaining of CYP11A1 (left panel) and an anticleaved caspase-3 antibody (right panel), respectively.
5 Testes are paired male reproductive organ in scrotal sac for production of spermatozoa, histologically consist of seminiferous tubules and interstitial spaces having leydig cells.