Src activation triggers capacitation and acrosome reaction but not motility in human spermatozoa.

@article{Varano2008SrcAT,
  title={Src activation triggers capacitation and acrosome reaction but not motility in human spermatozoa.},
  author={Gabriele Varano and Adriana Lombardi and Giulia Cantini and Gianni Forti and Elisabetta Baldi and Michaela Luconi},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 12},
  pages={2652-62}
}
BACKGROUND Protein tyrosine phosphorylation is one of the main processes associated with sperm activation. Although this process and its targets have been well characterized, only few tyrosine kinases have been identified so far and their roles in spermatozoa are still largely unknown. In this study, we report the presence and localization of Src kinase in ejaculated human spermatozoa and investigate its role in regulating the processes underlying sperm activation. METHODS AND RESULTS… CONTINUE READING