Characterization of a Sperm Membrane Glycoprotein
The sperm plasma membrane has been the object of intense research activity in recent years (Moore, 1985). As a consequence, a large amount of data has accumulated, particularly on its structure and biochemistry, that is now beginning to yield information that may be generally useful in cell biology. Of particular interest are the restricted structural domains that overlie specific regions of the cell (such as the acrosome, the mid-piece mitochondria, etc.).
KeywordsEpididymal Sperm Sperm Plasma Membrane Late Spermatid Major Glycoprotein Epididymal Epithelium
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