Fig A:  New research published in Cell Reports describes how macrophages influence sperm cell production in mammalian testes. This illustration shows that macrophages are enriched near sperm cell precursors and are required for sperm stem cell differentiation, potentially acting through CSF1 and retinoic acid pathways.

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Macrophages Play Unexpected Role in Sperm Production

Macrophages are white blood cells best known for their role in engulfing and digesting harmful microbes, cell debris, and other foreign particles. However, these cellular scavengers also play a surprising role in the cycle of sperm production.

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