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Mouse Prostate Tissue - 40x

Mouse Prostate Tissue

Shown above is a reconstruction of mouse prostate thick tissue sections that were stained with Alexa Fluor 350 (wheat germ agglutinin; lectins), Alexa Fluor 568 (phalloidin; actin), and SYTOX Green (nuclei). The primary function of the prostate gland, which is regulated by testosterone and other hormones, is the production of prostatic fluid. This slightly alkaline substance comprises about a quarter of the volume of semen. The alkalinity of prostatic fluid is important because it helps neutralize the other acidic components of semen, which increases the activity level and lifespan of sperm.