Dynamics of the mammalian sperm plasma membrane in the process of fertilization.

  title={Dynamics of the mammalian sperm plasma membrane in the process of fertilization.},
  author={F. M. Flesch and B. Gadella},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1469 3},
  • F. M. Flesch, B. Gadella
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Biochimica et biophysica acta
  • Sexual reproduction requires the fusion of sperm cell and oocyte during fertilization to produce the diploid zygote. In mammals complex changes in the plasma membrane of the sperm cell are involved in this process. Sperm cells have unusual membranes compared to those of somatic cells. After leaving the testes, sperm cells cease plasma membrane lipid and protein synthesis, and vesicle mediated transport. Biophysical studies reveal that lipids and proteins are organized into lateral regions of… CONTINUE READING
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