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The cell–cell junctions of mammalian testes—a summary

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Correspondence to Lisa M. Domke.

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This commentary is dedicated to Werner W. Franke on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

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Domke, L.M. The cell–cell junctions of mammalian testes—a summary. Cell Tissue Res 379, 73–74 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00441-019-03150-3

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  • Seminiferous tubules
  • Lamellar smooth muscle cells
  • Cell junctions