Cell Adhesion and Fertilization: Steps in Oocyte Transport, Sperm-Zona Pellucida Interactions, and Sperm-Egg Fusion1

@inproceedings{Talbot2003CellAA,
  title={Cell Adhesion and Fertilization: Steps in Oocyte Transport, Sperm-Zona Pellucida Interactions, and Sperm-Egg Fusion1},
  author={Prudence Talbot and Barry D. Shur and Diana Gold Myles},
  booktitle={Biology of reproduction},
  year={2003}
}
Abstract Fertilization in mammals requires the successful completion of many steps, starting with the transport of gametes in the reproductive tract and ending with sperm-egg membrane fusion. In this minireview, we focus on three adhesion steps in this multistep process. The first is oocyte “pick-up,” in which the degree of adhesion between the extracellular matrix of the cumulus cells and oviductal epithelial cells controls the successful pick-up of the oocyte-cumulus complex and its… 
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