Involvement of the pentose phosphate pathway and redox regulation in fertilization in the mouse.

@article{Urner2005InvolvementOT,
  title={Involvement of the pentose phosphate pathway and redox regulation in fertilization in the mouse.},
  author={Françoise Urner and Denny Sakkas},
  journal={Molecular reproduction and development},
  year={2005},
  volume={70 4},
  pages={494-503}
}
Glucose metabolism is necessary for successful fertilization in the mouse. Both spermatozoa and oocytes metabolize glucose through the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP), and NADPH appears required for gamete fusion. The aims of this study were to further characterize the utilization of glucose by the fertilizing spermatozoon and the fertilized oocyte, to demonstrate the importance of the PPP in different steps of fertilization, and to examine whether the beneficial effect of glucose could be… CONTINUE READING

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