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Fertilization and early embryonic development in the porcine fallopian tube.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18638131     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fertilization and early embryo development relies on a complex interplay between the Fallopian tube and the gametes before and after fertilization. Thereby the oviduct, as a dynamic reproductive organ, enables reception, transport and maturation of male and female gametes, their fusion, and supports early embryo development. This paper reviews current knowledge regarding physiological processes behind the transport of boar spermatozoa, their storage in and release from the functional sperm reservoir (SR), and of the interactions that newly ovulated oocytes play within the tube during their transport to the site of fertilization. Experimental evidence of an ovarian control on sperm release from the SR is highlighted. Furthermore, the impact of oviductal secretion on sperm capacitation, oocyte maturation, fertilization and early embryo development is stressed.
K-P Brüssow; J Rátky; H Rodriguez-Martinez
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reproduction in domestic animals = Zuchthygiene     Volume:  43 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1439-0531     ISO Abbreviation:  Reprod. Domest. Anim.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-21     Completed Date:  2008-12-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9015668     Medline TA:  Reprod Domest Anim     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Reproductive Biology, FBN Research Institute for the Biology of Farm Animals, Dummerstorf, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Embryonic Development / physiology*
Fallopian Tubes / anatomy & histology,  physiology*
Fertilization / physiology*
Oocytes / physiology
Sperm Capacitation
Sperm Transport
Spermatozoa / cytology,  physiology*
Swine / embryology,  physiology*

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