Development of the blood-testis barrier and changes in vascular permeability at puberty in rats.

@article{Setchell1988DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the blood-testis barrier and changes in vascular permeability at puberty in rats.},
  author={Brian P. Setchell and Pasi P P{\"o}ll{\"a}nen and Jacqueline Zupp},
  journal={International journal of andrology},
  year={1988},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={225-33}
}
The effectiveness of the blood-testis barrier to water-soluble substances was assessed in rats of various ages by measuring the volumes of distribution of Cr-EDTA and albumin, and estimating the proportion of the testis made up by interstitial tissue and tubular lumen by morphometric techniques on cryostat sections of frozen tissue. The interstitial tissue volume fell from 15 days to reach adult values at about 30 days of age. A lumen was present in some animals at 15 days, and it enlarged… CONTINUE READING
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