OBO ID: ZFA:0009133
Term Name: Sertoli cell Search Ontology:
Synonyms: Sertoli cells
Definition: A supporting cell projecting inward from the basement membrane of seminiferous tubules. They surround and nourish the developing male germ cells and secrete androgen binding protein. Their tight junctions with the spermatogonia and spermatocytes provide a blood-testis barrier.
Appears at: Larval:Days 21-29 (21d-30d, 7.8mm, 10 teeth)
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
References: CL:0000216, TAO:0009133
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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