Carbohydrate Recognition in Spermatogenesis

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Science  04 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5552, pp. 53-54
DOI: 10.1126/science.1068156

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For successful spermatogenesis, male germ cells must adhere tightly to their support cells, called Sertoli cells, in the testis. A Perspective by Muramatsu discusses new work ( Akama et al.) that identifies a unique oligosaccharide attached to a germ cell glycoprotein that binds to Sertoli cells.