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Male Reproductive System 2 (40)

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What type of cells removes malformed sperm?
Sertoli cells
What cells and intercellular junction make up the blood testis barrier?
Sertoli cells

tight junctions
Sertoli cells have receptors for what hormone?
FSH receptors
What cells produce anti-mullerian hormone?
Sertoli cells
What cells produce androgen-binding protein? What is the function of this protein?
Sertoli cells

ABP binds testosterone in order to concentrate it for use in sperm maturation.
What is the function of inhibin secreted by the Sertoli cells?
Decrease FSH release by pituitary to slow spermatogenesis
What type of hormone receptors do interstitial cells of Leydig possess?
LH Receptors
What is synthesized by Sertoli cells in response to FSH?
Androgen-binding protein
What is produced by Leydig cells in response to LH?
Testosterone
What product of the Leydig cells has negative feedback on GnRH release?
Testosterone
What product of the Sertoli cells inhibits synthesis and release of FSH from the anterior pituitary gland?
Inhibin
What structure links the seminiferous tubule to the rete testis?
Tubulus rectus
What type of epithelium makes up the tubulus rectus?
Simple cuboidal to simple columnar
What type of cells make up the tubulus rectus?
Sertoli cells
Name the 2 types of cells found in the efferent ducts
nonciliated cuboidal cells

ciliated columnar cells
Which cells of the efferent ducts reabsorb fluids (water and salt)?
Nonciliated cells
Which cells of the efferent ducts help spermatozoa move upwards by means of metachronal waves?
Ciliated cells
What epithelium makes up the ductus epididymis?
Pseudostratified columnar epithelium with branching stereocilia
What structure assists in the phagocytosis of residual cytoplasmic bodies of the released mature spermatids?
Ductus epididymis
What type of epithelium makes up the ductus deferens?
Pseudostratified columnar epithelium with stereocilia
What structure connects the rete testis to the epididymis?
ductus efferents
List the order of structures going from the testis
tubulus rectus

rete testis

ductuli efferentes

epididymis

vas deferens