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acrosomal

/ac·ro·so·mal/ (ak″ro-so´mal) pertaining to the acrosome.

acrosome

(ak'ro-som?) [ acro- + -some]
A specialized lysosome on the head of a sperm cell that contains enzymes to digest the membrane of an egg cell. acrosomal (ak?ro-so'mal), adjective
See: spermatozoon for illus
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Longitudinal section of a sperm head showing the perforatorium (p), acrosomal vesicle (a), and extra-acrosomal tissue (e).
The ejaculates use here showed progressive motility >70%, viable cells >70%, normal spermatozoa >80% and normal acrosomal integrity >80%.
Our results indicate that B[^]P can disrupt testosterone production in Leydig cells, which may ultimately lead to a decrease in sperm quality in the epididymis via reduced levels of sperm motility, acrosomal integrity, and fertility-related proteins such as ADAM3 (Nishimura et al.
Relevance of glycosylation of human zona pellucida glycoproteins for their binding to capacitated human spermatozoa and subsequent induction of acrosomal exocytosis.
Along the outer edge of the nucleus runs a nuclear canal, which contains the acrosomal filament in its anterior part (Figs.
The anterior head of the mature spermatozoon is covered by an acrosomal membrane, which was derived from the spermatid's Golgi apparatus during spermiogenesis.
The mean ([+ or -]SE) of mass activity, individual motility (%), viability (%), acrosomal integrity (%), and membrane intact spermatozoa (%) were 2.
Guaninenucleotide exchange factors (RAPGEF3/RAPGEF4) induce sperm membrane depolarization and acrosomal exocytosis in capacitated stallion sperm.
Artificial insemination is one of the important procedures, which causes the widespread propagation of semen, limiting the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, and chiefly facilitating genetic improvement programmes [10] Nevertheless, cryopreservation generates sublethal injury to the sperm due to chemical, osmotic, thermal, and mechanical stresses, which may result in loss of viability, motility, damage of desoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), destruction of acrosomal and plasma membrane [14].
El presente estudio fue realizado para determinar el efecto de la jalea real (JR) sobre la motilidad, viabilidade integridad acrosomal de espermatozoides durante la etapa de incubacion post--descongelado.
It was demonstrated in the abalone that the sperm acrosomal lysin binds to the vitelline envelop receptor and creates a hole through which sperm could pass and fuse with the egg cell membrane, and this occurs by a nonenzymatic species-specific mechanism (Lewis et al.
2 mg/kg/day vinclozolin increases the amount of morphologically abnormal spermatozoa, mostly due to nuclear and acrosomal defects (Veeramachaneni et al.