The blood-testis barrier: the junctional permeability, the proteins and the lipids.

@article{Pelletier2011TheBB,
  title={The blood-testis barrier: the junctional permeability, the proteins and the lipids.},
  author={R. V. Pelletier},
  journal={Progress in histochemistry and cytochemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={49-127}
}
The elucidation of how individual components of the Sertoli cell junctional complexes form and are dismantled to allow not only individual cells but whole syncytia of germinal cells to migrate from the basal to the lumenal compartment of the seminiferous epithelium without causing a permeability leak in the blood-testis barrier is amongst the most enigmatic yet, challenging and timely questions in testicular physiology. The intriguing key event in this process is how the barrier modulates its… CONTINUE READING

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