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  • adj. Surrounding the uriniferous tubules


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  • In fetal and newborn testis, AR was expressed in peritubular and Leydig cells but not in SC.

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  • EPO messenger RNA detected in the peritubular fibroblasts of the renal cortex and outer medulla has confirmed that these interstitial cells are indeed the site of EPO secretion.

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  • The movement of ions and glucose into the peritubular capillaries reduces the solute potential of the plasma; on account of this, water moves into the capillaries by osmosis, via aquaporins situated in the cell surface membranes of the epithelial cells.

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  • Upon the secretion of erythropoietin by the peritubular fibroblasts into systemic circulation, the hormone travels in the bloodstream until it reaches the bone marrow.

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  • Subsequently, the efferent arteriole develops into peritubular capillaries and the vasa recta, whose purpose will be discussed in more detail later.

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  • The epithelial cells in the PCT are highly specialised for their main purpose: the reabsorption of useful substances into the peritubular capillaries that run adjacent to the nephrons.

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  • Subsequently, the glucose moves into the peritubular capillaries, once again down a concentration gradient.

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  • The peritubular capillaries are responsible for the reabsorption of useful substances from the luminal fluid in the nephron into the bloodstream.

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  • In vivo, expression of Csf1 in both pre-pubertal and adult testes was localized to clusters of Leydig cells and select peritubular myoid cells in the interstitial space between seminiferous tubules.


  • The first group of mice was normal, but the second group of mice was missing a gene from the peritubular myoid cells in the testis.


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