Reproductive biology: Progesterone's gateway into sperm

ArticleinNature 471(7338):313-4 · March 2011with8 Reads
Impact Factor: 41.46 · DOI: 10.1038/471313a · Source: PubMed
Abstract

The hormone progesterone rapidly activates intracellular signalling in human sperm, regulating key aspects of their physiology. An ion channel unique to the sperm tail seems to relay progesterone's signal. See Letters p.382 & p.387