Arpita Bhoumik

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OBJECTIVE To identify and characterize a novel sperm motility-stimulating protein (MSP) from caprine serum. DESIGN Prospective experimental study. SETTING Research laboratory. ANIMAL(S) Rabbits and male and female BALB/c mice. INTERVENTION(S) Protein purification by conventional methods and functional and immunological characterization. MAIN(More)
Testicular spermatozoa during journey through epididymis acquire forward motility, which is essential for fertility. To understand the biochemistry of sperm motility initiation, various initiation media have been developed that permitted high level of motility induction (55-60%) in the immature caput-spermatozoa in presence of activating principles:(More)
This study aims to describe the role of implementing good laboratory practices to improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes which are of great interest for practitioners dealing with infertility. Certain modifications were introduced in May 2015 in our IVF laboratory like high-efficiency particulate air CODA system, steel furniture instead of wooden,(More)
Our recent studies have described for the first time the purification of an ectoprotein kinase to apparent homogeneity using caprine sperm as the model. Purified ectokinase (CIK) is a novel membrane protein-specific kinase that phosphorylates serine and threonine residues of ectophosphoproteins. This study, using ELISA based on ecto-CIK antibody(More)
Presently available contraceptives are mostly hormonal or detergent in nature with numerous side effects like irritation, lesion, inflammation in vagina, alteration of body homeostasis, etc. Antimicrobial peptides with spermicidal activity but without adverse effects may be suitable alternatives. In the present study, spermicidal activity of a cationic(More)
Sperm motility can be maintained in vitro by incubation in a defined medium under specific conditions. In most studies, the exact role of various constituents of epididymal fluid, including calcium, has remained obscure. Most of the culture media have included millimolar concentrations of calcium, but previous reports have indicated that millimolar calcium(More)
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