Blood-Testis Barrier

Known as: Testis-Blood Barrier, Blood-Testis Barriers, Testis Blood Barrier 
A specialized barrier, in the TESTIS, between the interstitial BLOOD compartment and the adluminal compartment of the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES. The… (More)
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2012
Review
2012
The blood-testis barrier (BTB) is one of the tightest blood-tissue barriers in the mammalian body. It divides the seminiferous… (More)
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2009
2009
In mammalian testes, such as rats, the mechanism(s) that regulate blood-testis barrier (BTB) restructuring at stages VIII-IX of… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
During spermatogenesis in the mammalian testis, preleptotene/leptotene spermatocytes differentiate from type B spermatogonia and… (More)
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2006
Review
2006
The production, differentiation, and presence of male gametes represent inimitable challenges to the immune system, as they are… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
Within the mammalian testis, specialized tight junctions between somatic Sertoli cells create basal and apical polarity within… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
An in vivo model was used to investigate the regulation of tight junction (TJ) dynamics in the testis when adult rats were… (More)
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2004
Review
2004
P-glycoprotein is the product of the ABCB1 [also known as multidrug resistance 1 (MDR1)] gene. It translocates a broad variety of… (More)
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Review
2002
Review
2002
The function of the blood-testis barrier is to protect germ cells from harmful influences; thus, it also impedes the delivery of… (More)
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1988
1988
Preleptotene spermatocytes and spermatogonia are germ cells located outside the blood-testis barrier provided by the Sertoli… (More)
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1984
1984
The blood-testis barrier in man is mainly due to the tight junctions of Sertoli cells. It creates favorable conditions for the… (More)
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