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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Effect of high intratesticular estrogen on the seminiferous epithelium in adult male rats.
For a better overview of the issue, Figure 9 represents a schematic section of the seminiferous epithelium and summarizes the main conclusions of the study.
Cheng CY, Mruk DD (2009) An intracellular trafficking pathway in the seminiferous epithelium regulating spermatogenesis: A biochemical and molecular perspective.
Tubular fluid secretion in the seminiferous epithelium, ion transporters and aquaporins in Sertoli cells.
A 10x objective lens was employed to measure the epididymis and vas deferens and a 20x objective lens to measure the seminiferous tubules whereas a 40x objective lens was used to measure the height of the seminiferous epithelium.
The stage of the seminiferous epithelium cycle was determined by the morphology and localization of spermatocytes and spermatids within the seminiferous tubule as described by Hess and Renato de Franca (35).
Morphofunction features two compartments: (i) interstitial or intertubular, containing cells and fibers of connective tissue, blood and lymphatic vessels and Leydig cells, the main source of androgen in the body, (ii) tubular, formed by seminiferous tubules, which are structured with its outer portion to the internal: tunica propria, the seminiferous epithelium and lumen (ROOIJ, 1998).
Adjudin, a potential male contraceptive, exerts its effects locally in the seminiferous epithelium of mammalian testes," Reproduction 141(5): 571-580.
Results: Statistically significant differences were found in tubular diameter, height of seminiferous epithelium and germ cell count in testes of experimental group when compared with the control group
Spermatogenesis is controlled by complex interactions between the Sertoli cells and germ cells of the seminiferous epithelium.
However, in 1995 Jian & Short reported that germ cells isolated from rat fetus 15 dpc had colonized and differentiated into irregular segments of seminiferous epithelium in the lumen of seminiferous tubules of adult rats.