Stage-specific apoptosis in the rat seminiferous epithelium: quantification of irradiation effects.

The effects of 3 Gy local X-irradiation on the adult rat testis were studied together with exact determination of the radiation dose distribution in the testis. Seminiferous tubule segments were isolated 8-66 hours postirradiation (p.i.), squashed between a microscope slide and a coverslip, and the exact stage of the seminiferous epithelial cycle was… CONTINUE READING