Human spermatozoa were labelled with cationized ferritin and their interaction with cervical mucus or a capacitating medium enriched with 3% bovine serum albumin (BSA) was investigated by transmission electron microscopy. It was found that the spermcoat was removed from the surface of spermatozoa after incubation in the BSA-enriched capacitating medium, as well as after crossing a column filled with cervical mucus. These results suggest that both media have a quantitatively similar action in removing the spermcoat.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
- sperm-coat, cervical mucus interaction, cervical mucus, spermatozoa interaction
- spermatozoa, cervical mucus interaction
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