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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Other primary testicular neoplasms in domestic animals are Sertoli cell tumors, interstitial cell tumors, and teratomas.
Sertoli cell cytoplasm was observed in the tubules of all age groups in the present study and could be sporadically differentiated.
TGF-[beta]s: Their role in testicular function and Sertoli cell tight junction dynamics," International Journal of Andrology 26(3): 147-160.
Patent and Trademark Office will issue a sixth patent protecting exclusive use of Sertoli cell lines by Sertoli Technologies Inc.
133), germ cell apoptosis particularly affects the seminiferous epithelium and during severe induction, Sertoli cells engulf large numbers of dying germ cells, which may overwhelm normal Sertoli cell processes.
Acute effects of spinal cord injury on the pituitary-testicular hormone axis and Sertoli cell functions: a time course study.
In male chickens, the onset of meiosis occurs after the completion of Sertoli cell proliferation (Kirby and Froman, 2000).
LCT can be easily distinguished from Sertoli cell tumor and other testicular tumors in the sex cord-stromal category with the exception of the large cell calcifying variant of Sertoli cell tumor, which resembles LCT by having sheets of cells with large eosinophilic cytoplasm.
holds an exclusive license from the University of South Florida to this patent and other applications relating to neurologic uses of Sertoli cell technology.
The peritubular myoid cells (PMC) have been postulated for some time to have a role in regulation of sertoli cell activity, but knowledge of PMC cell control and function remains extremely meager, particularly in the fetus.
1987), due in great part to Sertoli cell proliferation, which determines spermatogenic potential (Sharpe et al.
Carboplatin for treatment of a sertoli cell tumor in a mallard (Anas platyrhynchos).