- 1.1Historical Background
- 1.2Motility and Chemotactic Substances in Sea Urchin Gametes
- 1.3Does Chemotaxis Exist in the Real World?
Activation of Sperm and Egg During Fertilization
Handbook of Physiology, Cell Physiology
Published Online: 1 JAN 2011
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How to Cite
Epel, D. 2011. Activation of Sperm and Egg During Fertilization. Comprehensive Physiology. 859–884.
- Published Online: 1 JAN 2011
The sections in this article are:
- 1Chemotaxis (or, the Dating Game)
- 2The Acrosome Reaction
- 2.1Description of the Phenomenon
- 2.2Signal Transduction Molecules
- 3Sperm-Egg Binding
- 4Passage of the Sperm Through the Egg Coat
- 5Sperm-Egg Receptors and Speciation
- 6A Description of Egg Activation
- 6.1What Happens When Sperm Meets Egg?
- 7The Role of Calcium in Egg Activation
- 7.1Historical Background
- 7.2The Natural History of Calcium Changes at Fertilization
- 7.3Mechanisms of the Calcium Increase
- 7.4How Does the Sperm Trigger the Calcium Increase?
- 8What is Calcium Doing to Activate the Egg?
- 8.1The Timetable of Fertilization Responses in the Sea Urchin Egg
- 8.2Intracellular pH Changes
- 9Entry into the Cell Cycle
- 9.1Synthesis of Cyclin as a Prerequisite for Mitosis
- 9.2Activation of Protein Kinase Activity As a Prerequisite for Mitosis
- 10Structural Changes as an Important Concomitant of Fertilization
- 10.3Endoplasmic Reticulum
- 10.4Introduction of the Centrosome as a Critical Event
- 10.5Ooplasmic Segregation
- 11Epilogue—Is Fertilization a Unique Event in the Life History of the Organism?