Effect of vitamin B12-deficiency on testicular tissue in rats fed by pair-feeding.

@article{Kawata1997EffectOV,
  title={Effect of vitamin B12-deficiency on testicular tissue in rats fed by pair-feeding.},
  author={Tetsunori Kawata and A Tamiki and Atsushi Tashiro and Koushirou Suga and S Kamioka and Koji Yamada and Masahiro Wada and Nobuo Tanaka and Tadahiro Tadokoro and Akio Maekawa},
  journal={International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Vitamin- und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition},
  year={1997},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={17-21}
}
The effect of vitamin B12 (B12)-deficiency on testicular tissue was investigated through morphological observations of the rats which had been fed on a B12-deficient soybean protein diet by pair-feeding for 100 days. Testicular B12 content was depressed distinctly by the deficiency. Testes weight and their relative weight (weight per 100 g body weight) as well, decreased significantly as compared with those of pair-feeding control rats. Although the decrease in the testicular B12 content due to… CONTINUE READING