Deciphering the mechanisms involving cenexin, ninein and centriolin in sperm maturation during epididymal transit in the domestic cat.

@article{Rowlison2017DecipheringTM,
  title={Deciphering the mechanisms involving cenexin, ninein and centriolin in sperm maturation during epididymal transit in the domestic cat.},
  author={Tricia Rowlison and Mary Ann Ottinger and Pierre Comizzoli},
  journal={Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene},
  year={2017},
  volume={52 Suppl 2},
  pages={193-196}
}
The sperm centrosome is an essential organelle with a key role in organizing the sperm aster for proper syngamy and formation of the first mitotic spindle. The sperm cell acquires the functional capability during epididymal transit by incorporation of key factors. The objective of the study was to identify these key maturation proteins, such as ninein and centriolin as well as cenexin-a scaffold protein that serves to bind ninein and centriolin. Epididymal samples were dissected from 17 adult… CONTINUE READING