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Reproductive biology: progesterone's gateway into sperm

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  • Steve Publicover
  • Christopher Barratt

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-314
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume471
Issue number7338
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Mar 2011

Abstract

The hormone progesterone rapidly activates intracellular signalling in human sperm, regulating key aspects of their physiology. An ion channel unique to the sperm tail seems to relay progesterone's signal.

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