Differential effects of the destruction of Leydig cells by administration of ethane dimethane sulphonate to postnatal rats.

Ethane dimethane sulphonate (EDS) is a cytotoxic drug that selectively destroys Leydig cells in adult testes. This study has examined the effect of a single injection of EDS on the Leydig cell populations present in the testes of rats aged 5, 10, or 20 days. Microscopic examination of the tissue demonstrated that the fetal Leydig cell population was… CONTINUE READING