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Modification of sperm fatty acid composition during epididymal maturation in bats

Fasel, Nicolas J. ; McMillian, Kevin ; Jakop, Ulrike ; Méné-Saffrané, Laurent ; Engel, Kathrin M. ; Genoud, Michel ; Müller, Karin ; Christe, Philippe

In: Reproduction, 2019, vol. 157, no. 1, p. 77–85

Biochemical properties of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are fundamental to sperm movements. Amongst all adjustments operated during epididymal maturation, sperm membrane lipid composition is remodelled. Specifically, the proportion of PUFAs usually increases from the caput towards the cauda epididymidis. In mammals, PUFAs are predominantly acquired through the diet, which can ...