seminiferous tubule


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seminiferous tubule

[¦sem·ə¦nif·rəs ′tü‚byül]
(anatomy)
Any of the tubercles of the testes which produce spermatozoa.
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Hypoplasia like action was seen in seminiferous tubules.
To obtain the germ cells and Sertoli cells, the dispersed seminiferous tubules were cut into small pieces and digested with a solution containing 1 mg/ml trypsin (Sigma) and 10 [micro]g/ml DNase I (Sigma) at 32[degrees]C for 30 min.
Immunohistochemical analysis exhibited an exclusive localization of CYP11A1 in the Leydig cells, while no immuno-reactivity was detected in the seminiferous tubules of the testis (Figure 2B and Table 2).
The active component of the each testis consists of several hundred seminiferous tubules measuring up to 70 cm in length.
An analysis of the variation along the year of the values of relative and combined testes weight, and seminiferous tubule mean diameter, was employed to assess reproductive seasonality.
A similar study on the rats indicates that the used fungicide MT caused dysfunction in the spermatogenesis and Sertoli cells [30] which is necessary to the maturity of seminiferous tubules, throughout its role of nutrition of spermatozoa and this alters a dysfunction of the sperm count [31,32,33].
The lumen of the seminiferous tubule in the testes of Group I was observed to be clear and spermatogenic cells formed a thick layer (Figure 1A).
LbGp have been reported to have interesting protective properties on seminiferous epithelium, such as preservation of stratified structure of the cultured seminiferous tubules and inhibition of apoptosis (Wang et al.
Similarly, therapeutics effects of vitamin E on testis has shown that as an antioxidant, it could regenerate seminiferous tubules after being damaged by ozone gas; it also reduces the destructive effects of this gas on the tissues [24].
Micropuncture studies of the electrolyte aspects of fluid and electrolyte transport in individual seminiferous tubules in the epididymis and the vas deferens in rats.