Cortactin (CTTN), N-WASP (WASL), and clathrin (CLTC) are present at podosome-like tubulobulbar complexes in the rat testis.

@article{Young2009CortactinN,
  title={Cortactin (CTTN), N-WASP (WASL), and clathrin (CLTC) are present at podosome-like tubulobulbar complexes in the rat testis.},
  author={J'nelle S Young and Julian Andrew Guttman and Kuljeet S Vaid and Hasmik Shahinian and A Wayne Vogl},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={153-61}
}
Tubulobulbar complexes are actin filament-rich plasma membrane protrusions that form at intercellular junctions in the seminiferous epithelium of the mammalian testis. They are proposed to internalize intact junctions during sperm release and during the translocation of spermatocytes through basal junction complexes between neighboring Sertoli cells. Tubulobulbar complexes morphologically resemble podosomes found at cell/substrate attachments in other systems. In this study we probe apical… CONTINUE READING