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Main Title Formation and Function of the Male Pronucleus during Mammalian Fertilization, 1989.
Author Zirkin, B. R. ; Perreault, S. D. ; Naish, S. J. ;
CORP Author Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. School of Hygiene and Public Health.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.;National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Publisher c1987
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-R-812765; EPA/600/D-89/251;
Stock Number PB90-132374
Additional Subjects Reproduction(Biology) ; Mammals ; Cell nucleus ; Deoxyribonucleic acids ; In vitro analysis ; Reprints ; Spermatozoa ; Fertilization ; Oocytes ; Disulfides ; Microinjections
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-132374 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 26p
A number of excellent reviews dealing with many critical aspects of fertilization in mammalian and nonmammalian species have been published (Yanagimachi, 1978, 1981, 1982; Shapiro and Eddy, 1980; Longo, 1981a, b, 1985; Gulyas and Schmell, 1981; Wolgemuth, 1983; Wassarman, 1987). The review will address events of fertilization subsequent to the entry of the sperm nucleus into the oocyte cytoplasm, namely: the decondensation of the sperm nucleus, the formation of the male pronucleus, and the onset of DNA synthesis in the pronucleus. The focus will be on mammalian fertilization. However, events related to sperm nuclear decondensation and pronucleus formation and function in nonmammalian species also will be discussed as appropriate to support or extend what is known about mammalian fertilization. (Copyright (c) 1989 Academic Press, Inc.)