sperm maturation

sperm maturation

The process in which primitive spermatozoa (sperm cells) grow and develop, eventually becoming capable of independent motility of fertilising a viable ovum (egg).
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For successful fertilization, a functionally constituted sperm plasma membrane is necessary, which is clearly dependent on the sperm maturation process (38).
The ROS, under physiological conditions, play important roles in different processes necessaries for sperm maturation and function, such as capacitation, hyperactivation, acrosome reaction and sperm-oocyte fusion, allowing proper fertilization process [19, 21, 40].
The research team observed that although lower water temperatures were correlated primarily with spermatogenesis, maturing oocytes were present throughout the winter study period and that the mean date for sperm maturation occurred before the mean date of oocyte maturation.
Sperm maturation in the epididymis: a new look at an old problem.
In the mammalian testis, fluid homeostasis during spermatogenesis and sperm maturation is critical for male fertility (Huang et al.
Endogenous factors include the circumstances of individual spermatozoa were closely related to the age of spermatozoa, sperm maturation level includes morphological, physiological and biochemical properties, as well as factors relating to the procurement of such energy transport through the membrane of spermatozoa.
8) The modification of the glycoproteins of the sperm surface is one of the aspects of sperm maturation, which occurs in the epididymis and is correlated with many sperm functions.
Capacitation and the acrosome reaction are important processes in sperm maturation and are obligatory steps prior to fertilization (Lane et al.