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Effects of a simulated microgravity model on cell structure and function in rat testis and epididymisThe effect of simulated microgravity on the structure and function of the testis and epididymis cells was investigated in rats subjected to 7 days of tail suspension. Results of a histological examination revealed presence of disorganized seminiferous tubules and accumulation of large multinucleated cells and spermatids in the lumen of the epididymis. In addition, decreases in the content of testis protein and in testosterone levels in the testis, the interstitial fluid, and the epididymis were observed.
Document ID
19920043925
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Hadley, Jill A. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Hall, Joseph C. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
O'Brien, Ami (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Ball, Richard (Pennsylvania State University University Park, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Applied Physiology
Volume: 72
ISSN: 8750-7587
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NCC2-370
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS9-17416
Distribution Limits
Public
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