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Ultrastructural changes in the vas deferens of langur monkeys Presbytis entellus entellus after vas occlusion with styrene maleic anhydride and after its reversal.


PMID 10361629

Abstract

Ultrastructural changes in the vas deferens of langur monkeys after 150 days of vas occlusion with styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) and after 150 days of noninvasive reversal are reported. The vas deferens of the sham-operated control animals revealed active secretory and absorptive functions. The basal cells showed prominent nucleus and sparse cytoplasmic organelles, and the principal cells characterized by oval or irregular nucleus, well developed mitochondria, Golgi bodies, rough endoplasmic reticulum, secretory granules in the Golgi area, free ribosomes, and glycogen granules in the supranuclear region suggesting secretory function. Vesicles and stereocilia in the apex region suggested absorptive functions of the vas deferens. Vas occlusion by SMA resulted in exfoliation of epithelial cells, pyknotic nuclei, and vacuolated cytoplasm virtually devoid of cytoplasmic organelles and stereocilia. After noninvasive reversal, the vas epithelium regained a state of normalcy as evidenced by prominent plasma membrane, nucleus, cytoplasmic organelles, and stereocilia. The results suggest that the exfoliation of the epithelium due to vas occlusion by SMA regains normalcy after 150 days of noninvasive reversal.

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