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Descriptor English: Blood-Testis Barrier
Descriptor Spanish: Barrera Hematotesticular
Descriptor Portuguese: Barreira Hematotesticular
Descriptor French: Barrière hématotesticulaire
Entry term(s): Barrier, Blood-Testis
Barrier, Testis-Blood
Barriers, Blood-Testis
Barriers, Testis-Blood
Blood Testis Barrier
Blood-Testis Barriers
Testis Blood Barrier
Testis-Blood Barrier
Testis-Blood Barriers
Tree number(s): A05.360.444.849.700.349
A07.045
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001814
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: coord IM with endogenous substance /metab (IM) or exogenous substance /pharmacokin (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Testis (1966-1974)
Public MeSH Note: 76; was see under TESTIS 1975
History Note: 76(75); was see under TESTIS 1975
Related: Capillary Permeability MeSH
DeCS ID: 23171
Unique ID: D001814
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Date Established: 1976/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/11
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Blood-Testis Barrier - Preferred
Concept UI M0002732
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Blood-Testis Barrier
Entry term(s) Barrier, Blood-Testis
Barrier, Testis-Blood
Barriers, Blood-Testis
Barriers, Testis-Blood
Blood Testis Barrier
Blood-Testis Barriers
Testis Blood Barrier
Testis-Blood Barrier
Testis-Blood Barriers



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