Evidence for an inequality in the forces that generate principal and reverse bends in sperm flagella.

@article{Eshel1991EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for an inequality in the forces that generate principal and reverse bends in sperm flagella.},
  author={Dafna M. DiSegni Eshel and Chikako Shingyoji and Kenjiro Yoshimura and Ian R. Gibbons and Keiichi Takahashi},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  year={1991},
  volume={100 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={213-8}
}
The response of the mechanism initiating flagellar bends to imposed mechanical transients has been studied by holding the head of a sea urchin sperm in the tip of a sinusoidally vibrating micropipet and then displacing the micropipet laterally at a speed of up to 1.15 micron ms-1 for 1.5 beat cycle, without vibration, before resuming sinusoidal vibration… CONTINUE READING