Effects of pH, lactate, and viscoelastic drag on sperm motility: a species comparison.

@article{Carr1985EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of pH, lactate, and viscoelastic drag on sperm motility: a species comparison.},
  author={Daniel J J Carr and M C Usselman and Ted S. Acott},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={1985},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={588-95}
}
Little or no motility is observed when sperm from 5 mammalian species are incubated in vitro in their cauda epididymal fluid (CEF). We examined the effects of pH, lactate, and viscoelastic drag on sperm motility to determine whether these factors are responsible for this inhibition of motility. The pHs of CEF from bull, dog, rat, guinea pig, and hamster were 5.8, 6.2, 6.9, 6.9, and 7.2, respectively. The lactate concentration of epididymal semen collected from anesthetized animals ranged from 0… CONTINUE READING

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