Glycoconjugates in Spermatogenesis
Spermatogenesis occurs in the seminiferous tubules in the testis. Spermatogonia that are germline stem cells sit in a special place on the basement membrane of seminiferous tubules called niche. These spermatogonial stem cells differentiate into spermatocytes, ceasing proliferation. Subsequently, spermatocytes undergo meiosis and differentiate into haploid cells referred to as spermatids, migrating from the surrounding to the lumen of the seminiferous tubules on the stroma cells termed Sertoli cells with mutual interaction. After that, they mature into spermatozoa via morphogenesis and leave the seminiferous tubules for epididymis through the efferent ductules.
KeywordsGerm Cell Sertoli Cell Leydig Cell Seminiferous Tubule Spermatogonial Stem Cell
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