Title

Mechanisms of sperm-egg interactions: between sugars and broken bonds

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Cell Biology

Date

10-7-2010

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Animals; Humans; Mice; *Models, Biological; Polysaccharides; Sperm-Ovum Interactions

Disciplines

Cell Biology

Abstract

A model of the early events of mammalian fertilization has emerged during the past 30 years. However, studies during the past decade have used newly available mouse models to readdress these processes. Here, we will consider these new data in light of the existing model and point to areas of reconciliation and of controversy.

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Citation: Sci Signal. 2010 Oct 5;3(142):pe35. Link to article on publisher's site

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