Blood Testis Barrier | definition of Blood Testis Barrier by Medical dictionary
Blood Testis Barrier
The physical barrier between the vasculature and the seminiferous tubules of the testis, which is formed by tight junctions between the Sertoli (sustentacular, supporting) cells of the seminiferous tubules; the barrier minimises passage of cytotoxic agents into the seminiferous tubules
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About 90% of diabetic patients have disturbances in sexual function, epidemic metabolic disease, which provokes severe detrimental blood testis barrier
(BTB) alterations leading to a decreased fertility rates (Alves et al., 2013).
The testis is extremely sensitive to Cd exposure and one of the possible explanations for this sensitivity is its unique morphological layout of the blood testis barrier
Researches have reported that using antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C, and E in daily diet can protect sperm DNA from free radicals and increase blood testis barrier