Spinal Cord Injury Causes Sustained Disruption of the Blood-Testis Barrier in the Rat


There is a high incidence of infertility in males following traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). Quality of semen is frequently poor in these patients, but the pathophysiological mechanism(s) causing this are not known. Blood-testis barrier (BTB) integrity following SCI has not previously been examined. The objective of this study was to characterize the… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016456

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