New insights into epididymal function in relation to sperm maturation.

@article{Dacheux2014NewII,
  title={New insights into epididymal function in relation to sperm maturation.},
  author={J. L. Dacheux and Françoise Dacheux},
  journal={Reproduction},
  year={2014},
  volume={147 2},
  pages={R27-42}
}
Testicular spermatozoa acquire fertility only after 1 or 2 weeks of transit through the epididymis. At the end of this several meters long epididymal tubule, the male gamete is able to move, capacitate, migrate through the female tract, bind to the egg membrane and fuse to the oocyte to result in a viable embryo. All these sperm properties are acquired after sequential modifications occurring either at the level of the spermatozoon or in the epididymal surroundings. Over the last few decades… CONTINUE READING

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