acrosome


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acrosome

[′ak·rə‚sōm]
(cell and molecular biology)
The anterior, crescent-shaped body of spermatozoon, formed from Golgi material of the spermatid. Also known as perforatorium.
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The B pattern (sperm cells that underwent capacitation) shows fluorescence in the acrosome and at the-equatorial zone and the middle section.
Mouse gamete interactions during fertilization in vitro: chlortetracycline as a fluorescent probe for the mouse sperm acrosome reaction.
Tpx-1 is a component of the outer dense fibers and acrosome of rat spermatozoa.
The solution was then centrifuged at 200 g for 1 min and the small droplet of sperm was subjected to gelatinolysis test to assess the acrosome status.
O, "Effect of leptin on motility, capacitation and acrosome reaction of human spermatozoa," International Journal of Andrology, vol.
Shen et al., "PICK1 deficiency causes male infertility in mice by disrupting acrosome formation," The Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol.
Effect of glycerol concentration, Equex STM(r) supplementation and liquid storage prior to freezing on the motility and acrosome integrity of frozen-thawed epididymal alpaca (Vicugna pacos) sperm.
The most likely reason of higher acrosome integrity rate might be due to the antioxidant property of vitamin E that maintains sperm acrosomal integrity by reducing the excessive ROS produced during the cryopreservation process (Hashem et al., 2013; Ordonez, 2008).
No significant differences were observed in sperm acrosome integrities among groups.
Effect of buffering systems on post-thaw motion characteristics, plasma membrane integrity, and acrosome morphology of buffalo spermatozoa.