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egg activation

The process in which the egg becomes metabolically active, initiates protein and DNA synthesis and undergoes structural changes to its cortex and/or… Expand
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
Mammalian fertilization is accompanied by oscillations in egg cytoplasmic calcium (Ca2+) concentrations that are critical for… Expand
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Review
2008
Review
2008
A period of oocyte growth is followed by a process called oocyte maturation (the resumption of meiosis) which occurs prior to… Expand
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2006
Review
2006
A dramatic increase in intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) occurs in eggs at fertilization common to all animal… Expand
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Review
2004
Review
2004
When sperm activate eggs at fertilization the signal for activation involves increases in the intracellular free Ca2… Expand
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Review
2002
Review
2002
A centrally important factor in initiating egg activation at fertilization is a rise in free Ca(2+) in the egg cytosol. In… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
The early steps that lead to the rise in calcium and egg activation at fertilization are unknown but of great interest… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Microinjection of a truncated form of the c-kit tyrosine kinase present in mouse spermatozoa (tr-kit) activates mouse eggs… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
A truncated form of the c-kit tyrosine kinase receptor, corresponding to the phosphotransferase portion of the cytoplasmic… Expand
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
Sperm-induced activation of mammalian eggs is associated with a transient increase in Ca2+ concentrations thought to be derived… Expand
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
Sperm-induced activation of mammalian eggs is associated with a transient increase in the concentration of intracellular Ca2… Expand
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