Accession Number:

ADA277172

Title:

Hyperactivated Motion Patterns of Rabbit Sperm Cells

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1989-Oct 1991

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Sperm cells from some rabbits develop a high speed random non- progressive motion characterized by wide bending and whip lashing of the tail, known as hyperactivated motility, when incubated for longer than 12 hr in a defined medium DM. Three types of hyperactivated motions with different motility parameters were identified. As hyperactivated motility is a requirement for fertilization, the ability to recognize and measure the types of hyperactivated cells before and after exposure to chemicals may be a means to screen and assess chemicals for their reproductive effects

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE