Sperm thermotaxis

  title={Sperm thermotaxis},
  author={Anat Bahat and Michael Eisenbach},
  journal={Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology},
Thermotaxis--movement directed by a temperature gradient--is a prevalent process, found from bacteria to human cells. In the case of mammalian sperm, thermotaxis appears to be an essential mechanism guiding spermatozoa, released from the cooler reservoir site, towards the warmer fertilization site. Only capacitated spermatozoa are thermotactically responsive. Thermotaxis appears to be a long-range guidance mechanism, additional to chemotaxis, which seems to be short-range and likely occurs at… Expand

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