sperm capacitation


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sperm capacitation

Changes in spermatozoa, occurring in the female reproductive tract, that make them potentially capable of fertilization of an ovum.
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Caption: Figure 1: Leptin receptor and its interactions with JAK2 and STAT3 system to sperm capacitation [82].
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Under physiological conditions, catalase plays a role in the nitric oxide-induced sperm capacitation [23].
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In addition, spermatozoa are capable of generating ROS with many physiologic functions such as controlling acrosome reaction, sperm capacitation and sperm-oocyte fusion (Aitken, 1995; Storey, 1997).
Serum albumin and sodium bicarbonate can induce sperm capacitation during in vitro culturing of spermatozoa [1, 13].
In a new whiteboard video, ToConceive strives to educate couples on the conception process, explaining sperm capacitation in an easy-to-understand and visual way.