The secretion rate of the Sertoli-cell-speciflc androgen-binding protein (ABP), has been studied in isolated rate seminiferous tubules, where the stages of the spermatogenic cycle have been identified by a transillumination method. The secretion of ABP was highest in stages VII-XII, as determined by steady-state polyacrylamide-gel electrophoresis as well as by radioimmunoassay. More specifically, when the sensitive RIA technique permitted the assay of ABP secretion from a total amount of 10-30 mm of isolated tubules, it was found that maximal ABP secretion occurred at stages VIII-XI and minimal at stages IV-V. The present results show that the secretory activity of the Sertoli cells (ABP) is influenced by the type of germ cell at each cell association. It is postublated that the variation m Sertolicell secretory activity is of importance for the normal maintenance of spermatogenesis. © 1982.
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|Titolo:||Stage-dependent secretion of ABP by rat seminiferous tubules|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1982|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|