Phosphatidylcholine-binding proteins of bovine seminal plasma modulate capacitation of spermatozoa by heparin.


Bovine seminal plasma (BSP) contains four similar acidic proteins, previously designated as BSP-A1, BSP-A2, BSP-A3, and BSP-30-kDa. These proteins are secreted by the seminal vesicles and coat the surface of the spermatozoa after ejaculation. The binding site of BSP proteins on the sperm surface has been identified as choline phospholipids on the plasma… (More)