[Post-testicular protection of male gametes from oxidative damage. The role of the epididymis].

Abstract

Spermatozoa leave the testis in an immature functional state and are devoid of self defense mechanisms. They will become motile and ready to fertilize only after their descent and their progressive maturation within the epididymal tubule. The epididymis also ensures the survival and the protection of male gametes while they go through the epididymis and… (More)
DOI: 10.1051/medsci/2012285017

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