Cell-to-cell cross talk in the testis

Fujisawa, Masato
June 2001
Urological Research;Jun2001, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p144
Academic Journal
This article focuses on cellular mechanisms in testis. The testis consists of the seminiferous tubules as well as interstitial cells, specifically Leydig cells. The seminiferous tubules include germ cells as well as somatic cells such as Sertoli cells. However, the physiological roles of many of these factors in the testis are still unknown. Investigation of these complex cellular and molecular interactions is very important to understanding the causes of spermatogenic dysfunction. Sertoli cells synthesize specific products that are necessary for germ cell survival.


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