The Interaction of Egg Peptides with Spermatozoa

  • David L. Garbers
  • Thomas D. Noland
  • Lawrence J. Dangott
  • Chodavarapu S. Ramarao
  • J. Kelley Bentley
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 205)


Mechanisms by which eggs (includes acellular matrices as well as other attached cells, such as cumulus oophorus cells) and/or other components of the female reproductive tract communicate with spermatozoa are beginning to be understood. Research has progressed to the molecular level in both invertebrates and vertebrates, and it can be anticipated that the genes responsible for the synthesis of some of the regulatory components will be soon identified and their function (or fate) in animals separated by large evolutionary distances determined.


Seminal Plasma Zona Pellucida Guanylate Cyclase Apparent Molecular Weight Acrosome Reaction 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • David L. Garbers
    • 1
  • Thomas D. Noland
    • 1
  • Lawrence J. Dangott
    • 1
  • Chodavarapu S. Ramarao
    • 1
  • J. Kelley Bentley
    • 1
  1. 1.The Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Departments of Pharmacology and Molecular Physiology and BiophysicsVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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