Actin was identified in boar and mole spermatozoa by utilizing indirect immunofiuorescence, immunoelectron microscopy, and SDS-PAGE, followed by blot and screening with an anti-actin monoclonal antibody. Actin was detected in two places in the sperm head: the equatorial segment of the acrosome and the postacrosomal region. The protein was present in a nonfilamentous form and was localized under the plasma membrane. A small amount of actin was also detected in the sperm tail. The function of actin in the sperm head is discussed. © 1986.

LOCALIZATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ACTIN IN MAMMALIAN SPERM HEADS

BRIVIO, MAURIZIO FRANCESCO
1986

Abstract

Actin was identified in boar and mole spermatozoa by utilizing indirect immunofiuorescence, immunoelectron microscopy, and SDS-PAGE, followed by blot and screening with an anti-actin monoclonal antibody. Actin was detected in two places in the sperm head: the equatorial segment of the acrosome and the postacrosomal region. The protein was present in a nonfilamentous form and was localized under the plasma membrane. A small amount of actin was also detected in the sperm tail. The function of actin in the sperm head is discussed. © 1986.
C., LORA LAMIA; L., CASTELLANI CERESA; F., Andreetta; F., Cotelli; Brivio, MAURIZIO FRANCESCO
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