Portland State University. Department of Biology
David T. Clark
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Biology
1 online resource (67 p.)
Vasectomy -- Immunological aspects, Generative organs -- Mammals, Rhesus monkey -- Physiology
After vasectomy, the passage of sperm antigen through the epithelium of the efferent duct in the rhesus macaque probably results in immune complex deposition. Immune complexes can be visualized in the thickened basement by fluorescence microscopy. Subsequent electron microscopic evaluation, with the appearance of electron-dense deposits in the basement membrane of the efferent ducts, substantiates these findings.
Marsh, Loyal Douglas, "The ductuli efferentes in Macaca mulatta : electron microscopic evaluation of changes after vasectomy" (1980). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3060.