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ea0032p648 | Male reproduction | ECE2013

Characterization of sumoylated proteins in human sperm

Marchiani Sara , Ricci Beatrice , Tamburrino Lara , Muratori Monica , Cambi Marta , Nosi Daniele , Forti Gianni , Baldi Elisabetta

SUMOylation is a post-translational protein modification involved in the regulation of essential cell functions. Our group found several SUMO-1 and SUMO-2/3ylated proteins in human ejaculated spermatozoa (Marchiani et al. 2011). We showed that SUMO-1 is mainly present in live spermatozoa and the percentage of SUMOylated spermatozoa was inversely correlated with total and progressive motility. SUMOylated proteins are mainly located in the nucleus and in the midpiece. T...