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Blood-Testis Barrier MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Blood-Testis Barrier
Tree Number(s)
A05.360.444.849.700.349
A07.045
Unique ID
D001814
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001814
Annotation
coord IM with endogenous substance /‌metab (IM) or exogenous substance /‌pharmacokin (IM)
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.
Entry Term(s)
Testis-Blood Barrier
Previous Indexing
Testis (1966-1974)
See Also
Capillary Permeability
Public MeSH Note
76; was see under TESTIS 1975
History Note
76(75); was see under TESTIS 1975
Date Established
1976/01/01
Date of Entry
1974/11/11
Revision Date
2003/07/09
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