Jul 13, 2000

Carbonic anhydrase in the utero-vaginal junction of immature and mature ostriches

British Poultry Science
L HolmY Ridderstråle


1. Sperm storage tubules in the ostrich start to develop at an early stage of oviductal growth. Concurrently, membrane-bound carbonic anhydrase was found in the cells of the storage tubules. 2. In mature ostriches the utero-vaginal junction averaged 11.5+/-2.1 cm in length and primary mucosal folds were extremely long and slender. Membrane-bound carbonic anhydrase was present in the cells of the sperm storage tubules. In the non-ciliated cells of the surface epithelium both membrane-bound and cytoplasmic activity was detected. 3. The possible role of carbonic anhydrase in the stimulation/inhibition of sperm motility by altering the pH was discussed.

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Animal Oviduct
Inhibition of Sperm Motility
Struthio camelus
Genus Struthio (organism)
Sperm Retention

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