Permeability to lanthanum of blood testis barrier in human germinal aplasia

M. Camatini, E. Franchi, I. Decurtis

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The permeability of Sertoli tight junctions to lanthanum administered during fixation is demonstrated in biopsies of patients with partial germinal aplasia. In freeze-fracture replicas the number of fibrils is not significantly different from the data obtained in normal testis. Thus, in these pathological conditions junctional permeability is not related solely to the complexity of the network revealed by freeze-fracture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-297
Number of pages5
JournalAnatomical Record
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Anatomy


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