germinal cell

ger·mi·nal cell

a cell from which other cells proliferate.

ger·mi·nal cell

(jĕr'mi-năl sel)
A cell from which other cells proliferate.
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Nuclei Measurements of Germinal Cells. The diameters of germinal cell nuclei were calculated by measuring 20 nuclei of each cell type at cross sections of seminiferous tubule stages, with the exception of elongated spermatids, in which the lengths of nuclei in the cells were measured.
The mean thickness of the germinal cell layer and the mean diameter of the seminiferous tubules in the androgen-deprived 400 mg/kg group were significantly increased in comparison with those in the androgen-deprived control group (Table 1).
Another important finding was the increase in TUNEL-positive cells in the germinal epithelium which was consistent with germinal cell apoptotic process.
Key words: seminoma, metastasis, germinal cell, electron microscopy, avian, cockatiel, Nymphicus hollandicus
The HCG hormone test is an accepted tumor marker for germinal cell tumors.
Eight primary germinal cell tumors of the ovary were studied.
It was calculated as the diameter of germinal cell layer divided by the width of the seminiferous tubule [15].
The Sertoli cell, considered as a nurse cell for the germinal cells, elaborates a protein binder of androgens (ABP) that would be a facilitator to transfer testosterone to a receiving germinal cell.
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is found in interstitial cells, seminiferous tubule and basement membrane, playing a key role in transfer of materials from sertoli cells to germinal cells and growth of the germinal epithelium20.
Meiotic arrest of germinal cells is characterized by being able to enter the stages of meiosis but failing to continue the division process.