immunocontraception

immunocontraception

(im″yŭ-nō-kon″tră-se′shŏn, i-mū″) [ immuno- + contraception]
The development of antibodies to bind with gamete-specific antigens, i.e., antigens on eggs, sperm, or sex hormones, as a means of preventing conception. It is used primarily in veterinary applications.
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Immunocontraception decreases group fidelity in a feral horse population during the non-breeding season.
The two main approaches are chemical contraception, such as Zeuterin or hormonal birth control, and immunocontraception, which actually uses the body's own immune system against part of the reproductive system.
This led to the choice to seek to control deer through immunocontraception, using the animal's own immune system to prevent it from fertilizing offspring.
One approach that could potentially target CATSPER1 is immunocontraception where antibodies are developed that bind to a targeted protein and block its function.
While many ideas regarding male contraception are being investigated, the researchers say that one approach that may potentially target CATSPER1 is immunocontraception, where antibodies are developed that bind to a targeted protein and block its function.
Findings from the latest research on deer population control are out and surprise of surprises, immunocontraception (birth control) still doesn't work.
Monoclonal antibody to human fertilization antigen-1 (FA-1) inhibits bovine fertilization in vitro: application in immunocontraception.