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Male-female sperm signalling - a novel pathway for peri-conceptual health? [ 2013 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1041332]

Researchers: Prof Sarah Robertson (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Simon Barry A/Pr Cristin Print

Brief description This project will investigate a new biological process in reproduction, whereby sperm delivered to the cervix at coitus transmit signalling molecules called microRNAs that influence the female immune response, to increase the chances of conception and pregnancy. We will define the molecular details of this signalling pathway in mouse models, and then determine whether human sperm have a comparable function in ‘priming’ the female body to conceive.

Funding Amount $AUD 674,919.97

Funding Scheme Project Grants

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