Calcium signaling surrounding fertilization in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Singaravelu, G, Singson A.  2013.  

Journal:

Cell Calcium

Volume Number:

53

Pages:

2-9

Abstract:

Calcium plays a prominent role during fertilization in many animals. This review focuses on roles of Ca(2+) during the events around fertilization in the model organism, Caenorhabditis elegans. Specifically, the role of Ca(2+) in sperm, oocytes and the surrounding somatic tissues during fertilization will be discussed, with the focus on sperm activation, meiotic maturation of oocytes, ovulation, sperm-egg interaction and fertilization.

Notes:

[PubMed Central:\href{http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3566351}{PMC3566351}] [DOI:\href{http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ceca.2012.11.009}{10.1016/j.ceca.2012.11.009}] [PubMed:\href{http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23218668}{23218668}]

Citation:
Singaravelu, G, Singson A.  2013.  Calcium signaling surrounding fertilization in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Cell Calcium. 53:2-9.