Development of Sertoli cell junctional specializations and the distribution of the tight-junction-associated protein ZO-1 in the mouse testis.

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Basally located tight junctions between Sertoli cells in the postpubertal testis are the largest and most complex junctional complexes known. They form at puberty and are thought to be the major structural component of the "blood-testis" barrier. We have now examined the development of these structures in the immature mouse testis in conjunction with… (More)

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@article{Byers1991DevelopmentOS, title={Development of Sertoli cell junctional specializations and the distribution of the tight-junction-associated protein ZO-1 in the mouse testis.}, author={Stephen W. Byers and Ros Graham and Hai Ning Dai and Becky Hoxter}, journal={The American journal of anatomy}, year={1991}, volume={191 1}, pages={35-47} }