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The sperm does not like the heat

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“A neuron with a tail”, sensitive to heat. That heat that also affects fertility. This is how the spermatozoon, the male gamete, can be described. And if it feels the heat it owes it to the TRPV1 receptor present on its membrane, also expressed by the sensory and olfactory nerve cells and responsible for the perception of temperature and touch in humans. The same was worth the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine to the American scientist David Julius.


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