Toxicity of cadmium on Sertoli cell functional competence: an in vitro study.

@article{Luca2013ToxicityOC,
  title={Toxicity of cadmium on Sertoli cell functional competence: an in vitro study.},
  author={Giovanni De Luca and Cinzia Lilli and Catia Bellucci and Francesca Mancuso and Mario Calvitti and Iva Arato and Giulia Falabella and Stefano Giovagnoli and Maria Chiara Aglietti and Alessandro Lumare and Giacomo Muzi and Riccardo Calafiore and Maria Bodo},
  journal={Journal of biological regulators and homeostatic agents},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={805-16}
}
Cadmium (Cd), an ubiquitous environmental metal, mainly used for industrial purposes, may be toxic at level of the reproductive system. Testis tubular-based Sertoli cells (SC), play a major role in constituting the blood-testis barrier and provide a unique microenvironment for the genesis and differentiation of germ cells. Hence SC strictly control sperm qualitative and quantitative parameters. We aimed to assess whether exposure to Cd would adversely affect superior mammal SC viability and… CONTINUE READING