sperm cell

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Researchers in Associate Professor Romain Barres' laboratory compared sperm cells from 13 lean men and 10 obese men and discovered that the sperm cells in lean and obese men, respectively, possess different epigenetic marks that could alter the next generation's appetite, as reported in the medical journal Cell Metabolism.
Evidence that proteolysis of the surface is an initial step in the mechanism of formation of sperm cell surface domains.
More specifically, the time-varying posture causes a change in the shape factor, which is dependent on the orientation and shape of sperm, as a sperm cell progresses through the aperture.
However, when vitamin D is added to live human sperm cells in the lab, it produces a sharp increase in sperm motility, along with rapid development of the "acrosome reaction" that allows the sperm cell to attach to the egg.
Approximately 1,300 proteins of the human sperm cell, sum of 2-DE and GeLC-MS/MS techniques, were analyzed by DAVID software.
Sperm cells have a long journey through a host of biological environments.
The researchers also attempted to create sperm cells using XX (female) stem cells, but concluded that the genes on the Y chromosome are necessary for sperm development and maturation.
The negative controls amplified with DNA extracted from normal sperm cells or sperm cell mixed with DNA without PEI treatment, showed no bands, indicating that the sperm cells did not absorb DNA by itself or DNA was degraded by nuclease without the protection of the PEI/DNA complex.
It's created when a sperm cell (male sex cell) fertilizes, or fuses with, an egg cell (female sex cell).
5 Kyodo Laboratory experiments on mice show that exposure to particulate matter from diesel engine exhaust diminishes sperm cell production, researchers from the Science University of Tokyo's pharmacology department said Monday.
ERGO increased sperm cell viability by 15-20% in pre-clinical and clinical studies as measured by total and progressive motility, when added to known cell extender preservatives in general use in the fertility field.
The researchers said that this is the first technique for collecting data on sperm cell motility-a key predictor of IVF success-in three dimensions and over time.
Using his sperm, Quake and colleagues compiled the first-ever genetic blueprint for a single sperm cell.