Genomic structure and tissue-specific expression of human and mouse genes encoding homologues of the major bovine seminal plasma proteins.

@article{Lefebvre2007GenomicSA,
  title={Genomic structure and tissue-specific expression of human and mouse genes encoding homologues of the major bovine seminal plasma proteins.},
  author={Jasmine Lefebvre and Jinjiang Fan and Sandra Chevalier and Robert Sullivan and Elva R. Carmona and P. V. Manjunath},
  journal={Molecular human reproduction},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={45-53}
}
Sperm capacitation is a maturation event that takes place in the female reproductive tract and is essential for fertilization. A family of phospholipid-binding proteins present in bovine seminal plasma (BSP proteins) binds the sperm membrane at ejaculation and promotes bovine sperm capacitation. Homologues of these proteins have also been isolated from boar, ram, goat, bison and stallion seminal fluid, suggesting that BSP proteins and their homologues are conserved among mammals. However, there… CONTINUE READING