Leydig cell

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Synonyms for Leydig cell

a cell in the testes that secretes the hormone testosterone

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Reported testicular tumors in birds include seminoma, Sertoli cell tumor, interstitial cell tumor, lymphosarcoma, undifferentiated sarcoma, and teratoma.
cells in human intestine are fibroblasts adjacent to, but distinct from, interstitial cells.
In many recent studies associated with molecular biology, the cellular origin of GISTs has been regarded as the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC).
A PCB mixture containing only ortho isomers and congeners also inhibits human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)-induced androgen production in rat interstitial cells (22).
Impaired development of interstitial cells and intestinal electrical rhythmicity in steel mutants.
Neuronal losses in the hypothalamus will dysrupt the hypothalamus-pituitary-testis regulatory axis which result in loss of or considerable reduction in the testosteron synthesis ability of testicular interstitial cells of Leydig.
During several weeks after the onset of obstruction, the pressure in the urinary tract was highly elevated and this pressure increase may have mechanically stimulated interstitial cells and induced an increase in COX-2 expression.
Severe idiopathic gastroparesis due to neuronal and interstitial cells of Cajal degeneration: pathological findings and management.
It is now believed that GISTs arise from precursor GI cells that differentiate into the interstitial cells of Cajal.
5-micron-thick plastic sections was used to quantify the relative amounts of parenchymal and interstitial cells and to determine the volume density of hepatocyte and of interstitial fat, glycogen pools, and necrosis.
A key pathogenic role in this specific form of primary pulmonary hypertension is played by pulmonary interstitial cells.
Indeed, herein we report a malignant stromal tumor of the gallbladder with CD117 expression--a phenotype of interstitial cells of Cajal.
Six patients had anomalies in the number or the size of the interstitial cells of Cajal.