Nutrition affects Sertoli cell function but not Sertoli cell numbers in sexually mature male sheep

Yongjuan Guan, G. Liang, Penny A.R. Hawken, S.J. Meachem, Irek A. Malecki, S. Ham, Tom Stewart, L.L. Guan, Graeme B. Martin

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    Abstract

    © CSIRO 2016.We tested whether the reversible effects of nutrition on spermatogenesis in sexually mature sheep were mediated by Sertoli cells. Rams were fed with diets designed to achieve a 10% increase (High), no change (Maintenance) or a 10% decrease (Low) in body mass after 65 days. At the end of treatment, testes were lighter in the Low than the High group (P
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1152-1163
    Number of pages12
    JournalReproduction, Fertility and Development
    Volume28
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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