• Corpus ID: 99378801

Identification of platelet activating factor (PAF) receptor in equine spermatozoa and its role in motility, capacitation and the acrosome reaction

@inproceedings{Odeh2002IdentificationOP,
  title={Identification of platelet activating factor (PAF) receptor in equine spermatozoa and its role in motility, capacitation and the acrosome reaction},
  author={Awatef Odeh},
  year={2002}
}
  • A. Odeh
  • Published 20 September 2002
  • Biology
Platelet activating factor (PAF) is a unique signaling phospholipid that has many biologic properties in addition to platelet activation. PAF roles in reproduction involve ovulation, fertilization, embryo development, implantation and parturition. It may also serve as a biomarker for normal sperm function. The presence of PAF receptor on the spermatozoa of 10 stallions was investigated by immunofluorescence microscopy. Statistical analysis revealed that the fluorescence intensity, FI (Mean…