Is prolactin involved in sperm capacitation?

Shah, G. V. ; Sheth, A. R. (1979) Is prolactin involved in sperm capacitation? Medical Hypotheses, 5 (8). pp. 909-914. ISSN 0306-9877

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Immunoreactive prolactin in high concentration was detected in the human semen. Therefore, the effect of prolactin on the various metabolic parameters of the human spermatozoa was studied. It was found that prolactin brought about many of the biochemical changes in the spermatozoa which are known to be associated with the process of capacitation. These results suggest that prolactin has a role in the sperm capacitation.

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