The effects of aging on basement membrane in the testis.

  title={The effects of aging on basement membrane in the testis.},
  author={Laura L Richardson and Hynda K. Kleinman and Martin Dym},
  journal={Journal of andrology},
  volume={16 2},
Age-related increases in basement membrane thickness have been noted in many tissues, including the testis. The current investigation examined the morphology of the basement membrane in the aged Brown Norway rat and sought to determine whether the accumulation of basement membrane was the result of an increase in the expression of the basement membrane genes. The aged testis was characterized by atrophy of the seminiferous tubules. Closer examination of the degenerated tubules revealed that the… CONTINUE READING


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