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germ cells

Sexual reproductive cells. See OVA and SPERMATOZOA.
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The seminiferous epithelium is composed of two types of cells: germ cells at different stages of maturation (spermatogonia, spermatocytes and spermatids); and Sertoli cells, which provide support to the germ cells, nutrition, phagocytosis, in addition to secreting a fluid that aids in the transport of the sperm (GARTNER; HIATT, 2008).
A male contraceptive targeting germ cell adhesion," Nature Medicine 12(11): 1323-1328.
Within the central nervous system, germ cell tumors are most often seen in the pineal and suprasellar regions.
First, they found a population of germ cells in the surface layer covering the ovary that were not associated with any type of follicle structure.
Having a convenient supply of embryonic germ cells opens up new fields of study for scientists, ranging from reproduction to cancer.
One is the germ cells that are the progenitors of sperm and eggs.
Vanadocene-Mediated in Vivo Male Germ Cell Apoptosis.
Sofikitis and his team assert that germ cells transplanted into rats on five of 18 occasions have been confirmed to develop into human sperm.
We used immunohistochemistry for VASA [DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box polypeptide 4/mouse VASA homologue; DDX4/MVH] to identify germ cells in rat testes for analysis of aggregation using image analysis.
It is reported that all four FGFRs are immunolocalized in germ cells including elongated spermatids, while only FGFR4 is present in Sertoli cells (10).
Washington, May 2 ( ANI ): A new study has found that stem cells made from the skin of adult, infertile men yield primordial germ cells - cells that normally become sperm - when transplanted into the reproductive system of mice.