The effect of cryptorchidism on the quantitative histology, histochemistry and hydrolytic enzyme activity of the rat testis.

@article{Blackshaw1978TheEO,
  title={The effect of cryptorchidism on the quantitative histology, histochemistry and hydrolytic enzyme activity of the rat testis.},
  author={A. W. Blackshaw and P F Massey},
  journal={Australian journal of biological sciences},
  year={1978},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={53-64}
}
Cryptorchidism of the mature rat testis led to degeneration of the seminiferous tubules and changes in enzyme patterns and activities. Spermatogenic stages 1-4, containing pachytene primary spermatocytes in late meiotic prophase, and stage 5, containing recently formed round spermatids, were damaged by 48 h. Within 96 h stages showed a loss of germinal cells into the lumen and this was almost complete by 192 h. Acid phosphatase showed increased histochemical activity in the basal area of the… CONTINUE READING

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