Maturation of mammalian spermatozoa: modifications of the acrosome and plasma membrane leading to fertilization

@article{Toshimori1998MaturationOM,
  title={Maturation of mammalian spermatozoa: modifications of the acrosome and plasma membrane leading to fertilization},
  author={Kiyotaka Toshimori},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={293},
  pages={177-187}
}
The mammalian spermatozoon is a terminally differentiated cell. Its surface is covered by a continuous plasma membrane that is divided into distinct domains in which functional molecules are distributed. The acrosome is an internal organelle located at the anterior head and contains hydrolytic enzymes. The anterior acrosome participates in the acrosome reaction, which is an indispensable event during fertilization. These surface domains and the acrosome are formed during spermiogenesis, during… CONTINUE READING

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