DDX4 was detected in the cytoplasm of spermatocyte and chromatoid body of round spermatid (Figure 2A).
In the testis, Tdrd7 is crucial for spermatid development by remodeling of chromatoid bodies (Tanaka et al.
The cyst form has up to eight nuclei and if chromatoid
bars are present they have pointed rather than rounded ends.
Studies performed with enzymatic activities and tritiated sugars in rat spermatid report that the Golgi apparatus in early spermatids produces, besides the pro-acrosomal granule, multivesicular body, which associates to the chromatoid body (Tang et al.
The chromatoid body is transitorily associated with the Golgi apparatus in round spermatids (Fawcett et al.
bodies persist throughout spermatogenesis until the spermatid stage, but their size and number is far higher in primary spermatogonia.
body Rod-shaped mass of RNA found in the cysts of amebae.