Electrical events during gamete maturation and fertilization in animals and humans.

@article{Tosti2004ElectricalED,
  title={Electrical events during gamete maturation and fertilization in animals and humans.},
  author={Elisabetta Tosti and Raffaele Boni},
  journal={Human reproduction update},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={53-65}
}
Gamete cells are electrogenic, i.e. capable of responding to electrical stimuli and modifying their electrical properties during the crucial periods of maturation and fertilization. Ion channels have been widely demonstrated on the plasma membrane of the oocyte and spermatozoon in all animals studied, and electrical modifications in gametes are due to ion currents that are modulated via these ion channels. The modification of intracellular calcium levels in gametes has been extensively studied… CONTINUE READING
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