Sperm surface changes and physiological consequences induced by sperm handling and storage.

@article{Leahy2011SpermSC,
  title={Sperm surface changes and physiological consequences induced by sperm handling and storage.},
  author={Tamara Leahy and Bart M Gadella},
  journal={Reproduction},
  year={2011},
  volume={142 6},
  pages={759-78}
}
Spermatozoa interact with their immediate environment and this contact remodels the sperm surface in preparation for fertilisation. These fundamental membrane changes will be critically covered in this review with special emphasis on the very specific surface destabilisation event, capacitation. This process involves very subtle and intricate modifications of the sperm membrane including removal of suppression (decapacitation) factors and changes in the lateral organisation of the proteins and… CONTINUE READING