Glycosaminoglycans in ewe reproductive tracts and their influence on acrosome reactions in bovine spermatozoa in vitro.

@article{Lee1986GlycosaminoglycansIE,
  title={Glycosaminoglycans in ewe reproductive tracts and their influence on acrosome reactions in bovine spermatozoa in vitro.},
  author={C. N. Lee and M. Clayton and S. Bushmeyer and N. First and R. Ax},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1986},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={
          861-7
        }
}
Glycosaminoglycans (GAG) promote acrosome reactions (AR) in bovine and rabbit spermatozoa in vitro. Female bovine reproductive tract secretions contained GAG and the concentrations and composition of those GAG varied with different regions and stages of the estrous cycle. This study was designed to evaluate the types of GAG found in reproductive tract secretions of ewes at different stages of the estrous cycle and the ability of the secretions to promote AR. Ewes (n = 48) were slaughtered at 0… Expand
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