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Current Topics in Pharmacology
Phcol 514
12:30 PM, Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Room T-473 HSC


Speaker: Jennifer O'Brien
Topic: How Does a Sperm Find the Egg? It Nose to Use Common Scents and Follow its Instinks.

References:

  1. Marc Spehr, Gunter Gisselmann, Alexandra Poplawski, Jeffrey A. Riffell, Christian H. Wetzel, Richard K. Zimmer, and Hanns Hatt. Identification of a testicular odorant receptor mediating human sperm chemotaxis. Science. March 28, 2003; 299(5615): 2054-8.

  2. U. Benjamin Kaupp, Johannes Solzin, Eilo Hildebrand, Joel E. Brown, Annika Helbig, Volker Hagen, Michael Beyermann, Francesco Pampaloni, and Ingo Weyand. The signal flow and motor response controling chemotaxis of sea urchin sperm. Nature Cell Biology. February 5, 2003; 5(2): 109-117.

Reviews:
  1. Michael Eisenbach and Ilan Tur-Kaspa. Do human eggs attract spermatozoa? BioEssays March 1999; 21(3): 203-10.

  2. Stuart Firestein. How the olfactory system makes sense of scents. Nature. September 13, 2001; 413(6852): 211-8.


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