Uneven Distribution of Ceramides, Sphingomyelins and Glycerophospholipids Between Heads and Tails of Rat Spermatozoa

Previous work showed that rat germ cells and spermatozoa contain ceramides and sphingomyelins with high proportions of nonhydroxy and 2-hydroxy (2-OH) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) with very long chains (VLCPUFA). The aim of this study was to assess how these lipids are distributed between the heads and tails of mature spermatozoa in comparison with… CONTINUE READING