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Halo cells

[Halo cell]

These cells, described originally by Reid and Cleland (1957) are found in the epididymis, a highly convoluted tubule that connects the testis to the vas deferens and is the site for the maturation and storage of spermatozoa. Halo cells are small cells with a narrow rim of clear cytoplasm present as intraepithelial cells throughout the epididymal epithelium. Halo cells are believed to play a role in the immunological barrier of the male reproductive duct and have been postulated to be lymphocytes or monocytes (Dym and Romrell, 1975; Flickinger et al, 1997; Wang and Holstein, 1983)

Serre and Robaire (1999) have reported that Halo cells constitute a mixture of different immune cells: monocytes ... ... ... ... ... Subscribe to continue reading! ... ...


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