Sperm chemotaxis in marine invertebrates—molecules and mechanisms
Version of Record online: 17 APR 2006
Copyright © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Journal of Cellular Physiology
Volume 208, Issue 3, pages 487–494, September 2006
How to Cite
Kaupp, U.B., Hildebrand, E. and Weyand, I. (2006), Sperm chemotaxis in marine invertebrates—molecules and mechanisms. J. Cell. Physiol., 208: 487–494. doi: 10.1002/jcp.20669
- Issue online: 26 JUN 2006
- Version of Record online: 17 APR 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 MAR 2006
- Manuscript Received: 15 FEB 2006
Sperm are attracted by chemical substances which are released by the egg. This process is called chemotaxis. Several molecules that are involved in chemotactic signaling of sperm from marine invertebrates are described and a model of the signaling pathway is presented. We discuss the motor response during chemotaxis and propose a model of the navigation strategy of sperm. J. Cell. Physiol. 208: 487–494, 2006. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.