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Acrosome

"Acrosome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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The cap-like structure covering the anterior portion of SPERM HEAD. Acrosome, derived from LYSOSOMES, is a membrane-bound organelle that contains the required hydrolytic and proteolytic enzymes necessary for sperm penetration of the egg in FERTILIZATION.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Acrosome" by people in this website by year, and whether "Acrosome" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 22 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1993 and 1996 and 2003
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