Epithelial cell coculture and the induction of sperm capacitation.

  title={Epithelial cell coculture and the induction of sperm capacitation.},
  author={M E Kervancioglu and Ovrang Djahanbakhch and Robert John Aitken},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  volume={61 6},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the influence of cultured human oviductal epithelial cells on the movement characteristics of human spermatozoa. DESIGN Human spermatozoa were cultured with monolayers of human epithelial or Vero cells or conditioned media derived from these cell types. The viability and movement characteristics of the cells was subsequently analyzed at 4, 24, and 48 hours. SETTING University hospital and Medical Research Council laboratories. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS Volunteer… CONTINUE READING

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