Role of direct contact between spermatozoa and oviductal epithelial cells in maintaining rabbit sperm viability.

@article{Smith1997RoleOD,
  title={Role of direct contact between spermatozoa and oviductal epithelial cells in maintaining rabbit sperm viability.},
  author={T T Smith and Warren B. Nothnick},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={1997},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={83-9}
}
In many species, including the rabbit, spermatozoa attach to the apical plasma membrane of oviductal epithelial cells. Attachment to oviductal epithelial cells has a beneficial effect on the maintenance of sperm viability during storage in the oviduct, but the mechanism by which this occurs is unknown. The present study was conducted to determine the role of direct contact between spermatozoa and the apical plasma membrane of oviductal cells in maintaining sperm viability. To accomplish this… CONTINUE READING

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