Isolation and characterization of a macromolecular complex associated with the outer acrosomal membrane of bovine spermatozoa.

@article{Olson1985IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of a macromolecular complex associated with the outer acrosomal membrane of bovine spermatozoa.},
  author={Gary E Olson and Virginia P. Winfrey and David L. Garbers and T D Noland},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={1985},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={761-79}
}
The acrosomal membrane of mammalian spermatozoa is segregated into domains of different structure and function. The outer acrosomal membrane of the apical and principal segments is the only domain to participate in the membrane fusion events of the acrosome reaction, but the molecular basis for this function is not resolved. In previous studies of bovine spermatozoa, we noted that a unique structural feature of the outer acrosomal membrane was an adherent layer of electron-dense material on its… CONTINUE READING