This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2011 

Response to Comment on Article: Hydrodynamics of Sperm Cells Near Surfaces
Elgeti, J.
Kaupp, U. B. / Gompper, G.
Theorie der Weichen Materie und Biophysik ; IAS-2
Theorie der Weichen Materie und Biophysik ; ICS-2
Biophysical journal, 100 (2011) S. 2321 - 2324
New York, NY Rockefeller Univ. Press 2011
2321 - 2324
10.1016/j.bpj.2011.03.016
Journal Article
BioSoft: Makromolekulare Systeme und biologische Informationsverarbeitung
Biophysical Journal 100
J
Please use the identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2011.03.016 in citations.
In the Comments to a recent study by Elgeti, Kaupp, and Gompper, the authors state that we attributed differences between our study and a previous study by Smith et al. to methodolodical flaws in the latter article. This interpretation is unwarranted. However, the authors raise the interesting possibility that species-specific details of cell morphology might account for the different predictions concerning the distance d of adhering sperm from the surface. We present new simulation results, which show that the density distribution as a function of d strongly depends on midpiece curvature and head size.