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Reproductive biology

Sperm protein finds its mate

Knowledge of the sperm-specific protein that is required for the attachment of sperm to eggs during fertilization in mammals has led to the identification of the protein's receptor on the egg's plasma membrane. See Article p.483

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Figure 1: An adhesion complex mediates binding of sperm to eggs.


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Wassarman, P. Sperm protein finds its mate. Nature 508, 466–467 (2014).

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