Research Paper Volume 11, Issue 15 pp 5757—5768

Identification and characterization of telocytes in rat testis

Figure 4. TEM photograph of another telocyte in the rat testis. (A) The telocyte surrounds the seminiferous tubule and the peritubular myoid cell.(B) The telocyte shows distinctly elongated nucleus (indicated by the arrow) with a small amount cytoplasm. (C) The cytoplasmic process shows few attachment plaques (indicated by the arrows). (D) The cytoplasmic prolongation shows many vesicles. TC: Telocyte; PMC: Peritubular myoid cell; Nu: Nucleus; Bm: Basement membrane; Vc: Vesicles. Scale Bar = A: 4μm; B:2μm; C: 1μm; D: 2μm.