Microtubule depolymerization in rat seminiferous epithelium is associated with diminished tyrosination of alpha-tubulin.

In the testis, microtubule-disrupting agents cause breakdown of the Sertoli cell cytoskeleton and sloughing of germ cells with associated Sertoli cell fragments, although the mechanism underlying this event is not understood. In this study, we investigated the effects of carbendazim and colchicine on microtubule polymerization status and posttranslational… (More)