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CROSS-SPECIES ANATOMY - ANNOTATIONS

The Basic subset of the UBERON integrated, cross-species anatomy ontology is downloaded weekly from http://berkeleybop.org/ontologies/uberon/basic.obo. For more information about this ontology see the "About" page on the UBERON website at http://uberon.github.io/about.html.

Term:Sertoli cell barrier
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Definition:The blood-testis barrier (abbreviated as BTB) is a physical barrier between the blood vessels and the seminiferous tubules of the animal testes. The barrier is formed by tight connections between the Sertoli cells, which are sustentacular cells (supporting cells) of the seminiferous tubules, and nourish the spermatogonia. The barrier prevents passage of cytotoxic agents (bodies or substances that are toxic to cells) into the seminiferous tubules.
Synonyms:related_synonym: blood testis barrier;   blood-testes barrier
 xref: MESH:D001814;   Wikipedia:Blood-testis_barrier



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    anatomical entity 0
      material anatomical entity 0
        anatomical structure 0
          multicellular anatomical structure 0
            reproductive structure 0
              haemolymphatic fluid-testis barrier 0
                Sertoli cell barrier 0
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  UBERON ontology 0
    anatomical entity 0
      material anatomical entity 0
        anatomical structure 0
          multicellular anatomical structure 0
            multicellular organism 0
              anatomical system 0
                reproductive system 0
                  male reproductive system 0
                    haemolymphatic fluid-testis barrier 0
                      Sertoli cell barrier 0
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