seminiferous epithelium


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Related to seminiferous epithelium: Seminiferous tubules

sem·i·nif·er·ous ep·i·the·li·um

the epithelium lining the convoluted tubules of the testis where spermatogenesis and spermiogenesis occur.

sem·i·nif·er·ous ep·i·the·li·um

(sem'i-nif'ĕr-ŭs ep'i-thē'lē-ŭm)
The epithelium lining the convoluted tubules of the testis where spermatogenesis and spermiogenesis occur.
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(b) Clomiphene-treated and (c) FSH-treated samples: ir-ER[alpha] is present in all the cells inside the seminiferous epithelium (SE).
Low doses (25mg [kg.sup.-1]) of MOPs were effective in increasing hypothalamic GnRH levels but were not effective in protecting the seminiferous epithelium, as demonstrated by HE staining of the testes.
y the basal membrane and contained spermatogonia spermatocytes (at the beginning of the stratification of the seminiferous epithelium) and Sertoli cells with irregular nucleus whose function is to nurture the germ cells for sperm formation.
LbGp have been reported to have interesting protective properties on seminiferous epithelium, such as preservation of stratified structure of the cultured seminiferous tubules and inhibition of apoptosis (Wang et al., 2002).
The findings presented here represent an examination of the potential direct cytotoxic effects of PAHs on isolated cells of the mammalian seminiferous epithelium. As such, they provide an important complement to whole-animal studies that have previously implicated systemic effects as major mediators of testicular disruption due to possible environmental toxicants.
Histological examination of testes from control group revealed that normal seminiferous epithelium with all
Experimental studies in rats reported reductions in the testicular weight (BAL et al., 2011; KIANIFARD et al., 2011; NAVARROCASADO et al., 2010), seminiferous epithelium height (KIANIFARD et al., 2011; MALLICK et al., 2007; NAVARRO-CASADO et al., 2010; TRINDADE et al., 2013), impaired seminiferous cell cycle (RICCI et al., 2009) and depletion of germ cells (KAPANOGLU et al., 2013; KHAKI et al., 2010; WANKEU-NYA et al., 2013).
The insides of the tubules are lined with seminiferous epithelium, which consists of two general types of cells: spermatogenic cells and Sertoli cells.