Spermiogenosis and fine structure of the sertoli cell junctional specialization in the Jindo dog II. Fine structure of the sertoli cell junctional specialization

진도견(珍島犬)의 정자형성(精子形成)과 Sertoli세포(細胞) 특수(特殊) 연접부(連接部)의 미세구조(微細構造) II, Sertoli 세포(細胞) 특수(特殊) 연접부(連接部)의 미세구조(微細構造)

  • Park, Young-seok (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University) ;
  • Lee, Jae-hong (College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University)
  • 박영석 (전남대학교 수의과대학) ;
  • 이재홍 (전남대학교 수의과대학)
  • Received : 1992.03.16
  • Published : 1992.07.30


In order to study on the Sertoli cell, we attempt have been made to measure the average number of each germ cells per Sertoli cell on the 12 stages of cycle in matured korean Jindo dog. The fine structure of Sertoli cell junctional specialization was studied with electron microscope. The results were summarized as follows; 1. The average number of various germ cells associated with Sertoli cell was 9.77 to 13. 80 through stages of cycle and the total average number was 11.62. 2. Sertoli-Sertoli cell junctional specialization was present in seminiferous epilthelium, and Sertoli-spermatid cell junctional specialization rose from stage 8 spermatid, persisted to step 13 spermatid and then disappeared. The structure of Sedoli-spermatid cell juncticnal specialization was not similar to that of Sertoli cxlls. 3. Just after spermiation, free-surface of Sertoli-spermatid cell junctional specialization was replaced by Sertoli cell cytoplasm with tubulobulbar complex at the neiglaboring region observed. 4. The Sertoli cell process was located within the cytoplasm of late stage spermatids. Some membranes of residual body and spermatid cytoplasm partly disappeared, resulting in opening of the cytoplasm of spermatid into that Sertoli cell. This fact suggested that spermatid cytoplasm was partly eliminated.