The role of carbohydrates in the induction of the acrosome reaction in mouse spermatozoa.

@article{Loeser1999TheRO,
  title={The role of carbohydrates in the induction of the acrosome reaction in mouse spermatozoa.},
  author={C R Loeser and Daulat R. P. Tulsiani},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={1999},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={94-101}
}
Capacitated acrosome-intact mouse spermatozoa bind to the egg's zona pellucida in a receptor-ligand-mediated manner. Mouse zona pellucida 3 (mZP3) is a glycoprotein that functions as a primary ligand and inducer of the acrosome reaction (AR). Multiple sugar residues on mZP3 are thought to be recognized by complementary sugar binding enzymes (glycosidases or glycosyltransferases) or sugar binding lectin-like proteins on the sperm surface. To elucidate the nature of the sugar residues involved in… CONTINUE READING

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