Fertility Enhancement Using Lipid Carriers and Bioactive Molecules
The invention relates to a composition and method for enhancing fertilization. Fertilization enhancement is achieved by effectively delivering bioactive molecules with a lipid anchor (GPI-linked proteins) to the surface of epididymal or ejaculated sperm. The process may be facilitated or promoted in the presence of Clusterin/APOJ, a well-known lipid carrier. The rate of delivery, or removal, of bioactive molecules is regulated by the concentration of lipid carrier present. The acquisition of these molecules, such as Sperm Adhesion Molecule 1 (SPAM1) can significantly impact sperm maturation and function.
DELEON PATRICIA A [US]; GRIFFITHS GENEVIEVE S [US]
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