A R Bellvé

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There is pharmacological evidence that Ca2+ channels play an essential role in triggering the mammalian sperm acrosome reaction, an exocytotic process required for sperm to fertilize the egg. Spermatozoa are small terminally differentiated cells that are difficult to study by conventional electrophysiological techniques. To identify the members of the(More)
Four monoclonal antibodies have been produced that recognize surface molecules of the guinea pig sperm. Each antibody binds to a unique, localized region of the sperm surface. The four antibody-binding patterns are restricted to the anterior head, of the sperm, the posterior head, the whole head and the posterior tail. Based on absorption experiments, the(More)
In somatic cells the level of myc transcription is not restricted to particular cell types but correlates closely with the rate of cell division. Such transcription involves the use of two active myc promoters and produces two messenger RNA species that are differentially represented among the transcripts of different tissues. In apparent contrast to(More)
Expression of the Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) genes during various stages of spermatogenesis was studied by using a combination of Northern blot analyses and in situ hybridization techniques. These studies have indicated that developmentally programmed expression of all three functional LDH genes occurs during differentiation of germ cells. The LDH/C(More)
A mitogenic polypeptide, previously identified in Sertoli cells of the prepuberal mouse (Feig, L. A., A. R. Bellvé, N. Horbach-Erickson, and M. Klagsbrun, 1980, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 77:4774-4778), now has been shown to exist in Sertoli cells of the adult mouse and in the seminiferous epithelium of several other mammalian species, including the rat,(More)
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