Scientists discover essential role of two proteins for fertilisation

In an international collaboration between the labs of Andrea Pauli at the IMP and Masahito Ikawa at Osaka University, scientists show that the sperm proteins DCST1 and DCST2 are necessary for sperm to fertilise the egg in mice and in zebrafish.

Andreas Blaha, PhD student in the lab of Andrea Pauli and a contributor to the study, tells us more about these findings, now published in Communications Biology.

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