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Table 6 Effect of chronic exposure of different concentrations of BPS (0.5 μg/L, 5 μg/L, and 50 μg/L) on planimetry of caput and cauda epididymis in rats

From: Chronic exposure of bisphenol S (BPS) affect hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular activities in adult male rats: possible in estrogenic mode of action

Groups Caput epididymis Cauda epididymis
Tubular diameter (μm) Lumen diameter (μm) Epithelial height
(μm)
Epithelium (%) Lumen (%) Tubular diameter (μm) Lumen diameter (μm) Epithelial height (μm) Epithelium (%) Lumen (%)
Control 361.66 ± 1.55 293.12 ± 3.17 32.12 ± 1.66 31.45 ± 1.44 68.55 ± 1.44 438.13 ± 2.63 411.33 ± 2.88 27.28 ± 1.27 32.16 ± 2.09 67.84 ± 2.08
0.5 μg/L 357.91 ± 2.83 292.34 ± 3.30 33.26 ± 1.49 32.06 ± 1.27 67.95 ± 1.27 439.66 ± 2.93 410.22 ± 3.16 27.11 ± 1.91 31.14 ± 2.18 68.86 ± 2.18
5 μg/L 353.72 ± 3.21 285.23 ± 2.54 29.55 ± 2.14 31.47 ± 1.71 68.53 ± `1.71 433.11 ± 2.67 408.51 ± 2.94 25.34 ± 1.29 30.67 ± 1.88 69.33 ± 1.88
50 μg/L 353.38 ± 1.33* 286.13 ± 2.71 30.31 ± 1.82 31.85 ± 1.46 68.15 ± 1.46 436.21 ± 2.39 407.88 ± 4.36 25.15 ± 1.34 29.33 ± 2.63 70.67 ± 2.63
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SEM (n = 8)
  2. * indicate significance at P < 0.05 vs control