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).
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 stability [118].