capacitation


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capacitation

[kə‚pas·ə′tā·shən]
(physiology)
The process of physiological change occurring in mammalian spermatozoa during passage through the female reproductive tract that enables them to penetrate the egg membrane.
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Evaluation of correct endogenous reactive oxygen species content for human sperm capacitation and involvement of the NADPH oxidase system.
A recent study reported that ubiquinol cytochrome c reductase regulates tyrosine phosphorylation during capacitation and the acrosome reaction in boar spermatozoa [112].
Understanding the molecular basis of sperm capacitation through kinase design.
Mn2+: A potent antioxidant and stimulator of sperm capacitation and acrosome reaction in crossbred cattle bulls.
Evaluation of mitochondrial respiratory efficiency during in vitro capacitation of human spermatozoa.
Breitbart, "Role of hydrogen peroxide in sperm capacitation and acrosome reaction," Biology of Reproduction, vol.
Most sperm function tests analyze parts of the capacitation process, such as hyperactivation, sperm-zona binding, and acrosome reaction [7].
It also transforms the sperm to give the sperm the ability, or capacity, to fertilize the ovum for conception, a process called sperm capacitation," said Dr.
Through this Project, the IDB continues supporting Uruguay in furthering its non-traditional renewable energy capacity, while also promoting use of locally manufactured equipment, professional capacitation and the implementation of a climate change educational initiative," said Jean-Marc Aboussouan, Infrastructure Division Chief at the Structured and Corporate Financing Department, the IDB unit tasked with financing large-scale private sector projects.
Premature capacitation of bovine spermatozoa is initiated by cryopreservation.
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) affects semen quality (Thuwanut 2007) however certain concentration of ROS is useful for spermatozoa acrosome reaction and capacitation (de Lamirande and Gagnon 1993).