Altered distribution of Sertoli cell vimentin and increased apoptosis in cryptorchid rats.

BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Sertoli cell cytoskeletons play an important role in the process of spermatogenesis. The authors investigated the effects of cryptorchidism in immature rats on the distribution of Sertoli cell cytoskeletons and the incidence of testis germ cell apoptosis. METHODS Immature 3-week-old rats were made cryptorchid unilaterally, and the… CONTINUE READING