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Selection of morphologically abnormal sperm by human cervical mucus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6535459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The important role of cervical mucus from a reproduction standpoint is the transport and selection of spermatozoa. The study of the fertilizing ability of human spermatozoa by the use of zona-free hamster oocytes has shown that morphologically abnormal sperm can fuse with the zona-free hamster oocyte. The high proportion of morphologically abnormal spermatozoa present in human semen is significantly reduced after sperm migration through cervical mucus. The mucus, while a favorable environment for sperm survival, does not seem to contribute to the occurrence of sperm capacitation and acrosome reaction.
C Barros; P Vigil; E Herrera; B Arguello; R Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of andrology     Volume:  12 Suppl     ISSN:  0148-5016     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Androl.     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-07-23     Completed Date:  1985-07-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806755     Medline TA:  Arch Androl     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-107     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cervix Mucus / physiology*
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
Oocytes / ultrastructure
Sperm Capacitation*
Sperm Head / ultrastructure
Sperm Transport
Sperm-Ovum Interactions
Spermatozoa / abnormalities*,  ultrastructure

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