Biochemical parameters of initiation and regulation of sperm motility.


Studies of in vitro models demonstrate that a forward motility protein (FMP) is required for the initiation of forward motility in the immature epididymal spermatozoa. FMP is a heat-stable glycoprotein derived from epididymal plasma. During the epididymal maturation of spermatozoa in vivo, there is a marked increase of intrasperm pH and level of cyclic… (More)