Analysis of mouse oocyte activation suggests the involvement of sperm perinuclear material.

@article{Kimura1998AnalysisOM,
  title={Analysis of mouse oocyte activation suggests the involvement of sperm perinuclear material.},
  author={Yasuyuki Kimura and Ryuzo Yanagimachi and Shoji Kuretake and Hanna Bortkiewicz and Ashlee Perry and H Yanagimachi},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={1998},
  volume={58 6},
  pages={1407-15}
}
The mouse oocyte can be activated by injection of a single, intact mouse spermatozoon or its isolated head. Isolated tails are unable to activate the oocyte. Active sperm-borne oocyte-activating factor(s) (SOAF) appears during transformation of the round spermatid into the spermatozoon. The action of SOAF is not highly species-specific: mouse oocytes are activated by injection of spermatozoa from foreign species, such as the hamster, rabbit, pig, human, and even fish. Some SOAF can be extracted… CONTINUE READING

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