Title

Epididymal Functions and its Influence on Sperm Maturation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Publication Title

China Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Medicine

Volume

34

Issue

2

First Page

79

Last Page

81

Abstract

Mammalian epididymis offers a specific microenvironment for sperm maturation and plays a critical role in the reproductive process via the sperm maturation,protection, transportion and storage.The functions of epididymal epithelial cell on synthesis,secretion and transportion contribute to the series of changes in sperm structure,biological and functional role,and make sperm acquire the abilities of fertilization and motility.Structure and function of epididymis and its influence to sperm maturation were summarized in this article.