Tuning sperm chemotaxis.

  title={Tuning sperm chemotaxis.},
  author={Ad{\'a}n Guerrero and Christopher D. Wood and Takuya Nishigaki and Jorge Manoel Teixeira Carneiro and Alberto Darszon},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  volume={38 5},
Sperm chemotaxis is a long-term puzzle and most of our knowledge comes from studying marine animals that are external fertilizers. Sperm are attracted by diffusible chemical factors (chemoattractants) released from the egg which redirect their swimming paths towards their source. This redirection is driven by increases in flagellar curvature that correlate with transient flagellar Ca(2+) increases. Recent experimental and modelling results provide insights into the signal flow underlying the… CONTINUE READING
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