Combined albumin and bicarbonate induces head-to-head sperm agglutination which physically prevents equine sperm-oviduct binding.

@article{Leemans2016CombinedAA,
  title={Combined albumin and bicarbonate induces head-to-head sperm agglutination which physically prevents equine sperm-oviduct binding.},
  author={Bart Leemans and Bart M Gadella and Tom A E Stout and Edita Sostaric and Catharina De Schauwer and Hilde Nelis and Maarten K. Hoogewijs and Ann van Soom},
  journal={Reproduction},
  year={2016},
  volume={151 4},
  pages={313-30}
}
In many species, sperm binding to oviduct epithelium is believed to be an essential step in generating a highly fertile capacitated sperm population primed for fertilization. In several mammalian species, this interaction is based on carbohydrate-lectin recognition. D-galactose has previously been characterized as a key molecule that facilitates sperm-oviduct binding in the horse. We used oviduct explant and oviduct apical plasma membrane (APM) assays to investigate the effects of various… CONTINUE READING
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