On the other hand, it is well known that most of testicular fluid is reabsorbed in the efferent ducts (Clulow et al.
For immunohistochemistry analysis, six epididymis from control group and twelve epididymis from efferent duct ligation (EDL) group were fixed in 10 % buffered formalin, processed and embedded in paraffin.
Differential gene expression among the proximal segments of the rat epididymis is lost after efferent duct ligation.
Finally, control of the fluid composition of the lumen of the seminiferous tubules by Sertoli cells and by the efferent ducts and epididymis by epithelial cells is essential for the transport, maturation, and concentration of spermatozoa (Setchell et al.
At spermiation, differentiated spermatozoa are released into the tubular lumen and transported through the efferent ducts to the epididymis, where sperm concentrates and matures (Hess, 2002; Robaire et al.
Estrogens, produced from testosterone by the aromatase enzyme in Leydig and germ cells and found at high concentrations in the seminal fluid, also play a role in the mammalian efferent ducts and epididymis (Hess and Carnes, 2004); in contrast, in teleosts, estrogens seem to control renewal and proliferation of spermatogonia (Amer et al.
Perturbation of fluid resorption in the efferent ducts of the rat by testosterone propionate, 17[beta]-oestradiol 3-benzoate, flutamide and tamoxifen.
Oestrogen in fluid transport in efferent ducts of the male reproductive tract.
Efferent ducts, epididymis, and vas deferens: structure, functions, and their regulation.
The morphology of the efferent ducts
of the testis of the ostrich, a primitive bird.
Ultrastructure and histochemistry of the testicular efferent duct
system and spermiogenesis in Opistognathus whitehurstii (Teleostei, Trachinoidei).
1999), and also in principal cells of the efferent ducts of pigeon (Stefanini et al.
Efferent ducts, epididymis, and vas deferens structure, functions, and their regulation.
The rete tubules flow to the extremitas capitata where they penetrate the outer tunica albuginea and connect with the efferent ducts.
This duct system consists of the efferent ducts, epididymis, and ductus deferens.