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Table 1 Quantitative analysis of germinal cells in male adult mouse seminiferous epithelium treated with vehicle (C), captopril (CAP) or BPP-10c (10c)

From: A bradykinin-potentiating peptide (BPP-10c) from Bothrops jararaca induces changes in seminiferous tubules

Germinal cells Stages
I V VII/VIII XII
C 10c CAP C 10c CAP C 10c CAP C 10c CAP
SC 4.0 ± 0.8 4.7 ± 0.5 5.0 ± 0.8 4.5 ± 0.5 4.2 ± 0.9 5.0 ± 0.9 5.2 ± 0.5 4.7 ± 0.9 5.1 ± 0.4 5.2 ± 0.5 5.5 ± 0.5 5.8 ± 0.9
SPG(A) 3.5 ± 0.5 4.0 ± 0.5 4.6 ± 0.9          
SPG(B)     5.2 ± 0.5 4.5 ± 0.5 5.5 ± 0.5       
SP(Pl)        13.2 ± 0.5 13.0 ± 0.8 12.7 ± 1.2    
SP(Z)           12.2 ± 0.5 11.0 ± 0.8 12.4 ± 1.5
MF           9.7 ± 0.5 9.0 ± 0.5 8.9 ± 0.8
SS           6.2 ± 0.5 5.2 ± 0.9 5.1 ± 0.9
SP(P) 10.5 ± 0.5 10.0 ± 0.8 10.9 ± 1.0 12.0 ± 0.8 12.2 ± 0.8 13.0 ± 1.2 19.2 ± 0.5 19.0 ± 0.8 20.1 ± 1.5    
RP 14.0 ± 0.8 27.0 ± 0.9* 15.0 ± 1.8 14.7 ± 0.5 19.0 ± 0.8* 15.7 ± 0.9 15.0 ± 0.8 30.0 ± 0.8* 16.2 ± 0.8    
  1. C: control; 10c: BPP-10c; CAP: captopril; SC: Sertoli cell; SPG(A): type A spermatogonia; SPG(B): type B spermatogonia; SP (Pl, Z, P): spermatocyte (preleptotene zygotene, pachytene); MF: meiotic figures; SS: secondary spermatocyte; RP: round spermatid.
  2. Values are the means ± SEM. Significant difference from the C and CAP values p < 0.01 (*).