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Table 2 Total tubular area (TA), seminiferous epithelium area (EA) and number of Sertoli cells (SC), spermatocytes (Sp) and spermatids (St) per tubule of animals from control (C-30 and C-60) and tacrolimus (T-30 and T-60) groups

From: Structural alterations in the seminiferous tubules of rats treated with immunosuppressor tacrolimus

Animals TA (μm2) EA (μm2) SC/tubule Sp/tubule St/tubule
C-30 88,167 ± 4,885 81,587 ± 4,766 12.36 ± 0.49 118.6 ± 9.9 228.9 ± 13.7
T-30 68,889 ± 5,739* 64,051 ± 5,712* 10.22 ± 0.38* 70.7 ± 8.9* 94.8 ± 20.0*
C-60 108,812 ± 8,044 101,580 ± 7,035 13.00 ± 0.48 102.1 ± 11.1 207.2 ± 20.2
T-60 93,376 ± 7,455* 87,478 ± 7,160* 9.70 ± 0.14* 72.8 ± 9.0* 141.6 ± 7.1*
  1. *p < 0.05(statistically significant)