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Blood-Testis Barrier

"Blood-Testis Barrier" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A specialized barrier, in the TESTIS, between the interstitial BLOOD compartment and the adluminal compartment of the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES. The barrier is formed by layers of cells from the VASCULAR ENDOTHELIUM of the capillary BLOOD VESSELS, to the SEMINIFEROUS EPITHELIUM of the seminiferous tubules. TIGHT JUNCTIONS form between adjacent SERTOLI CELLS, as well as between the ENDOTHELIAL CELLS.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Blood-Testis Barrier" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Blood-Testis Barrier" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 6 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2015
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