Vol. 52 Nos. 5/6 (2008) pp.409-796


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A Phallusia mammillata sperm forging ahead between the follicle cells which are covered by an extracellular matrix with crater-like microannuli. For further details, see paper by Honegger & Koyanagi, pp. 527-534 in this issue.


Fertilization - Preface
Paul M. Wassarman and Victor D. Vacquier
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 409-412


Dream big! - a tribute to David L. Garbers (1944-2006)
Gregory S. Kopf and Timothy A. Quill
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 413-414

Introductory articles

Puzzles of mammalian fertilization - and beyond
J. Michael Bedford
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 415-426
Mammalian sperm metabolism: oxygen and sugar, friend and foe
Bayard T. Storey
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 427-437
Implications of diversity in sperm size and function for sperm competition and fertility
Montserrat Gomendio and Eduardo R.S. Roldan
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 439-447
Triploidy - the breakdown of monogamy between sperm and egg
Hey-Joo Kang and Zev Rosenwaks
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 449-454

Sperm storage and transport

Regulation of sperm storage and movement in the mammalian oviduct
Susan S. Suarez
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 455-462

Sperm capacitation

Identification of proteins undergoing tyrosine phosphorylation during mouse sperm capacitation
Enid Arcelay, Ana M. Salicioni, Eva Wertheimer and Pablo E. Visconti
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 463-472
Sperm head membrane reorganisation during capacitation
Bart M. Gadella, Pei-Shiue Tsai, Arjen Boerke and Ian A. Brewis
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 473-480

Sperm chemotaxis

Analysis of chemotaxis when the fraction of responsive cells is small - application to mammalian sperm guidance
Anna Gakamsky, Edna Schechtman, S. Roy Caplan and Michael Eisenbach
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 481-487
Crisp proteins and sperm chemotaxis: discovery in amphibians and explorations in mammals
Lindsey A. Burnett, Xueyu Xiang, Allan L. Bieber and Douglas E. Chandler
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 489-501

The sperm's acrosome

Regulating the acrosome reaction
Harvey M. Florman, Melissa K. Jungnickel and Keith A. Sutton
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 503-510
The role of the acrosomal matrix in fertilization
Mariano G. Buffone, James A. Foster and George L. Gerton
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 511-522
Regulation of the starfish sperm acrosome reaction by cGMP, pH, cAMP and Ca2+
Midori Matsumoto, Osamu Kawase, M. Sadiqul Islam, Masahiro Naruse, Shin-Nosuke Watanabe, Riho Ishikawa and Motonori Hoshi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 523-526

The egg's extracellular coats

The ascidian egg envelope in fertilization: structural and molecular features
Thomas G. Honegger and Ryo Koyanagi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 527-533
Ultrastructural analysis of egg membrane abnormalities in post-ovulatory aged eggs
Diane T. Dalo, J. Michael McCaffery and Janice P. Evans
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 535-544
Renovation of the egg extracellular matrix at fertilization
Julian L. Wong and Gary M. Wessel
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 545-550
The structure of sulfated polysaccharides ensures a carbohydrate-based mechanism for species recognition during sea urchin fertilization
Ana-Cristina E.S. Vilela-Silva, Noritaka Hirohashi and Paulo A.S. Mourão
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 551-559

Calcium and ion channels

Regionalized calcium signaling in zebrafish fertilization
Dipika Sharma and William H. Kinsey
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 561-570
The role of the actin cytoskeleton in calcium signaling in starfish oocytes
Luigia Santella, Agostina Puppo and Jong Tai Chun
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 571-584
The dynamics of calcium oscillations that activate mammalian eggs
Karl Swann and Yuansong Yu
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 585-594
Sperm-activating peptides in the regulation of ion fluxes, signal transduction and motility
Alberto Darszon, Adán Guerrero, Blanca E. Galindo, Takuya Nishigaki and Christopher D. Wood
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 595-606
Ion channels that control fertility in mammalian spermatozoa
Betsy Navarro, Yuriy Kirichok, Jean-Ju Chung and David E. Clapham
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 607-613
Mobilisation of stored calcium in the neck region of human sperm - a mechanism for regulation of flagellar activity
Kweku Bedu-Addo, Sarah Costello, Claire Harper, Gisela Machado-Oliveira, Linda Lefievre, Christopher Ford, Christopher Barratt and Stephen Publicover
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 615-626


Self-incompatibility systems: barriers to self-fertilization in flowering plants
Anne C. Rea and June B. Nasrallah
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 627-636
Allorecognition mechanisms during ascidian fertilization
Yoshito Harada and Hitoshi Sawada
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 637-645

Egg-sperm interactions

Genes required for the common miracle of fertilization in Caenorhabditis elegans
Andrew Singson, Julie S. Hang and Jean M. Parry
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 647-656
Mechanisms of sperm-egg interactions emerging from gene-manipulated animals
Masahito Ikawa, Naokazu Inoue and Masaru Okabe
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 657-664
Mammalian fertilization:the egg’s multifunctional zona pellucida
Paul M. Wassarman and Eveline S. Litscher
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 665-676
Sperm penetration through cumulus mass and zona pellucida
Ekyune Kim, Misuzu Yamashita, Masanori Kimura, Arata Honda, Shin-Ichi Kashiwabara and Tadashi Baba
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 677-682
Anuran and pig egg zona pellucida glycoproteins in fertilization and early development
Jerry L. Hedrick
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 683-701
Reassessing the role of protein-carbohydrate complementarity during sperm-egg interactions in the mouse
Barry D. Shur
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 703-715
Glycobiology of fertilization in the pig
Edda Töpfer-Petersen, Mahnaz Ekhlasi-Hundrieser and Miroslava Tsolova
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 717-736
Participation of cysteine-rich secretory proteins (CRISP) in mammalian sperm-egg interaction
Débora J. Cohen, Dolores Busso, Vanina Da Ros, Diego A. Ellerman, Julieta A. Maldera, Nadia Goldweic and Patricia S. Cuasnicu
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 737-742
Two egg-derived molecules in sperm motility initiation and fertilization in the Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi)
Gary N. Cherr, Masaaki Morisawa, Carol A. Vines, Kaoru Yoshida, Edmund H. Smith, Takahiro Matsubara, Murali C. Pillai, Frederick J. Griffin and Ryuzo Yanagimachi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 743-752
The use of poly-L-lysine to facilitate examination of sperm entry into pelagic, non-adhesive fish eggs
Tadashi Andoh, Takahiro Matsubara, Tatsuo Harumi and Ryuzo Yanagimachi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 753-757

Evolution of gamete proteins

Oyster sperm bindin is a combinatorial fucose lectin with remarkable intra-species diversity
Stevan A. Springer, Gary W. Moy, Daniel S. Friend, Willie J. Swanson and Victor D. Vacquier
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 759-768
Causes and consequences of the evolution of reproductive proteins
Leslie M. Turner and Hopi E. Hoekstra
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 769-780
The molecular evolution of sperm zonadhesin
Holger Herlyn and Hans Zischler
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 781-790
The evolution of sea urchin sperm bindin
Kirk S. Zigler
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 791-796

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