myoid cells


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my·oid cells

flattened smooth musclelike cells of mesodermal origin that lie just outside the basal lamina of the seminiferous tubule.

my·oid cells

(mī'oyd selz)
Flattened smooth musclelike cells of mesodermal origin that lie just outside the basal lamina of the seminiferous tubule.
Synonym(s): peritubular contractile cells.
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10] suggested that hypothyroidism results in delayed maturation of sertoli cells, apoptosis of germ cells and peritubular myoid cells in histological patterns with optical microscopy after exposure to 60 Hz and 1mT EMF, although it seems to influence srtoli cells qualitatively, causing the delay of the appearance of tubule lumen.
2005), [alpha]-smooth muscle actin ([alpha]-SMA) to identify peritubular myoid cells (Honaramooz et al.
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For the first time, Dirami et al performed differential plating to enrich porcine Type A Spermatogonia to decrease Sertoli and myoid cells (10).
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Sertoli cell cultures were virtually negative for Leydig cell contamination and consistently contained < 1% peritubular myoid cells.
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