Study of a Glycoprotein Produced by the Rat Epididymis

  • F. Bayard
  • L. Duguet
  • M. Mazzuca
  • J. C. Faye
Part of the Biochemical Endocrinology book series (BIOEND)


In the mammalian species, spermatozoa are neither motile nor fertile immediately after their release from the germinal epithelium. By the time they reach the cauda epididymidis, they have acquired capacity for both motility and fertility. This maturation process appears to be mediated by epididymal factors that are androgen-dependent (Bedford, 1975; Hamilton, 1975; Orgebin-Crist et al., 1975).


Principal Cell American Physiological Society Deferent Duct Lectin Binding Site Pampiniform Plexus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bayard
    • 1
  • L. Duguet
    • 1
  • M. Mazzuca
    • 1
  • J. C. Faye
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Endocrinologie ExpérimentaleINSERM U 168Toulouse CedexFrance

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