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of testicular capsulotomy
on lipid droplets in the seminiferous tubules of rats
QIN1, Mary A. Lung2
1Department of Physiology, Shantou University School of
Medicine, Shantou 515031, China
2Department of Physiology, The University of Hong Kong,
order to reveal the histochemical alteration that might occur during
the process of spermatogenic disruption induced by testicular
capsulotomy, the location and alteration of lipid droplets in the
seminiferous tubules were observed. Methods:
Osmium tetroxide was used
to demonstrate the lipid droplets
in the seminiferous tubules of capsulotomized and sham-operated rat testes. Results: In the
seminiferous tubules of the sham-operated testes, many small
lipid droplets were located close to the basement membrane. But in the capsulotomized testes, the lipid
droplets were increased in size and number with many migrated towards the lumen. Conclusion:
A progressive fatty degeneration occurred in the seminiferous
tubules after testicular capsulotomy.
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