Anti-Apoptotic Mechanisms of Sertoli Cells against Ethanol Toxicity
Nabi Eid, Yuko Ito and Yoshinori Otsuki*
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Division of Life Sciences, Osaka Medical College, 2-7 Daigaku-machi, Takatsuki, Osaka 569-8686, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Yoshinori Otsuki
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Osaka Medical College, 2-7 Daigaku-machi
Takatsuki, Osaka 569-8686, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 16, 2013; Accepted date: January 25, 2013; Published date: January 28, 2013
Citation: Eid N, Ito Y, Otsuki Y (2013) Anti-Apoptotic Mechanisms of Sertoli Cells against Ethanol Toxicity. J Alcoholism Drug Depend 1:105. doi:10.4172/2329-6488.1000105
Copyright: © Eid N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Testicular germ cells are highly susceptible to damage from a number of toxic chemicals in comparison to somatic cells because they have higher amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are vulnerable to oxidation by free radicals arising from phagocytic Sertoli cells.