Sertoli-germ cells interactions in the human testis.

  title={Sertoli-germ cells interactions in the human testis.},
  author={Gianni Forti and Gabriella Barbara Vannelli and Tullio Barni and Giuseppe C. Balboni and C. James Orlando and M. Kerala Serio},
  journal={The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology},
  volume={43 5},
In previous histoimmunochemical studies we reported that transferrin (TF) and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) are present in the cytoplasm of the Sertoli cells of the adult human testis. Receptors for TF were found mainly in adluminal germ cells and type I receptors for IGF-I both in Sertoli and germ cells. Using electron microscopy, evidence of… CONTINUE READING