Sertoli Cell Metabolism and Spermatogenesis

This book is focused on Sertoli cell physiology and its role in the spermatogenic event. These cells, known as “nurse cells”, are essential for the normal development of germ cells by offering not only physical support and creating an immune-privileged environment, but also for providing nutritional...

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Main Authors: Oliveira, Pedro F., Alves, Marco G. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2015, 2015
Edition:1st ed. 2015
Series:SpringerBriefs in Cell Biology
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1 Introductory remarks
  • 2 The Sertoli cell at a glance
  • 3 Spermatogenesis
  • 4 Sertoli cell and germ cell differentiation
  • 5 Testicular Metabolic Cooperation
  • 6 Modulation of Sertoli cell metabolism
  • 7 Concluding remarks
  • 8 Acknowledgments
  • 9 References