Sertoli cell

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Ser·to·li cell

 (sər-tō′lē, sĕr-)
Any of the elongated, striated cells of the seminiferous tubules of the testis, to which spermatids attach for nourishment during spermatogenesis.

[After Enrico Sertoli (1842-1910), Italian histologist.]
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Noun1.Sertoli cell - elongated cells found in the seminiferous tubules of the testis; apparently they nourish the spermatids
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
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The Sertoli cell nuclei of permethrin group exhibited heterochromatin and irregular shape, great vacuoles spaces in the cytoplasm.
Under observation with highest magnification (100x objective lens), we found that tyrosine phosphorylated proteins are localized in both nucleus and cytoplasm of Sertoli cell as shown in Figure 2A as compared to that of control (Fig.
Sertoli-Leydig cell tumours are more morphologically diverse than pure Sertoli cell tumours.
The nature of sertoli cells was confirmed by morphology evaluation, detecting anti-mullerian hormone in sertoli cell culture media and the presence of FSH receptor on sertoli cells.
This result suggests that there was cell death and not a reduction of its proliferation, since the exposure began after the end of Sertoli cell proliferation period (Orth, Gunsalos, & Lampert, 1988).
Between July 22, 2015 and December 31, 2016, 48 patients were accrued with previously treated metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC, n=19), urachal adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the bladder or urethra, germ cell tumor, castration-resistant prostate cancer, renal cell carcinoma, trophoblastic tumor, sertoli cell tumor or penile squamous cell carcinoma and treated in two parts.
Comparative organization of Sertoli cells including the Sertoli cell barrier: The Sertoli cell.
B) Alteration of germ cell migration across the seminiferous epithelium (Impediment of germ cell migration, germ cell/ Sertoli cell junction signaling, Sertoli cell/Sertoli cell junction signaling);
The differential diagnosis includes juvenile granulosa cell tumor (JGCT), yolk sac tumor, cystic teratoma, Sertoli cell tumor, and Leydig cell tumor.
GDNF overexpression has been reported to stimulate self-renewal and block differentiation in murine SSCs (2,31) On the other hand, mice lacking GDNF expression lose their undifferentiated spermatogonia with age, resulting in the presence of Sertoli cell only seminiferous tubules (2).
Sertoli cell function in albino rats treated with etoposide during prepubertal phase.