"Sperm Capacitation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The structural and functional changes by which SPERMATOZOA become capable of oocyte FERTILIZATION. It normally requires exposing the sperm to the female genital tract for a period of time to bring about increased SPERM MOTILITY and the ACROSOME REACTION before fertilization in the FALLOPIAN TUBES can take place.
- Sperm Capacitation
- Capacitation, Sperm
- Capacitation of Spermatozoa
- Spermatozoa Capacitation
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Sperm Capacitation" by people in Profiles.
Sharara F, Seaman E, Morris R, Schinfeld J, Nichols J, Sobel M, Lee A, Somkuti S, Hirshberg S, Budinetz T, Barmat L, Palermo G, Rosenwaks Z, Bar-Chama N, Bodie J, Nichols J, Payne J, McCoy T, Tarnawa E, Whitman-Elia G, Weissmann L, Doukakis M, Hurwitz J, Leondires M, Murdock C, Ressler I, Richlin S, Williams S, Wosnitzer M, Butcher M, Kashanian J, Ahlering P, Aubuchon M, Ostermeier GC, Travis AJ. Multicentric, prospective observational data show sperm capacitation predicts male fertility, and cohort comparison reveals a high prevalence of impaired capacitation in men questioning their fertility. Reprod Biomed Online. 2020 Jul; 41(1):69-79.
Schinfeld J, Sharara F, Morris R, Palermo GD, Rosenwaks Z, Seaman E, Hirshberg S, Cook J, Cardona C, Ostermeier GC, Travis AJ. Cap-Score? prospectively predicts probability of pregnancy. Mol Reprod Dev. 2018 08; 85(8-9):654-664.
Griffiths GS, Miller KA, Galileo DS, Martin-DeLeon PA. Murine SPAM1 is secreted by the estrous uterus and oviduct in a form that can bind to sperm during capacitation: acquisition enhances hyaluronic acid-binding ability and cumulus dispersal efficiency. Reproduction. 2008 Mar; 135(3):293-301.