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A novel asparaginase-like protein (ALP) of spermatozoa was cloned from rat and human testis cDNA libraries on the basis of reactivity with antibodies produced after vasectomy. Although obstruction of the male reproductive tract is known to cause an immunologic response, few of the sperm antigens responsible for the generation of autoantibodies have been(More)
PINC is a large, alternatively spliced, developmentally regulated, noncoding RNA expressed in the regressed terminal ductal lobular unit-like structures of the parous mammary gland. Previous studies have shown that this population of cells possesses not only progenitor-like qualities (the ability to proliferate and repopulate a mammary gland) and the(More)
Selected for its high relative abundance, a protein spot of MW approximately 75 kDa, pI 5.5 was cored from a Coomassie-stained two-dimensional gel of proteins from 2850 zona-free metaphase II mouse eggs and analyzed by tandem mass spectrometry (TMS), and novel microsequences were identified that indicated a previously uncharacterized egg protein. A 2.4-kb(More)
Maintenance of strict developmental stage- and cell type-specific gene expression is critical for the progression of spermatogenesis. However, the mechanisms which sustain the spatiotemporal order of gene transcription within the seminiferous epithelium are poorly understood. Previous work has established that the proximal promoter of the mouse SP-10 gene(More)
A protein spot cored from a silver-stained two dimensional (2D) gel of germinal vesicle stage immature mouse oocytes was identified as Transforming Acidic Coiled Coil containing protein (TACC3) by tandem mass spectrometry. PCR amplification revealed two alternatively spliced forms, Tacc3a and Tacc3b, in mouse ovarian cDNA libraries. TACC3a encoded a 630 aa(More)
Wnt signaling encompasses β-catenin-dependent and -independent networks. How receptor context provides Wnt specificity in vivo to assimilate multiple concurrent Wnt inputs throughout development remains unclear. Here, we identified a refined expression pattern of Wnt/receptor combinations associated with the Wnt/β-catenin-independent pathway in mammary(More)
Spermatid differentiation markers such as the acrosomal protein SP-10 display remarkable testis- and germ cell-restricted gene expression. However, little is known about the mechanisms that prevent their expression in somatic tissues. We have previously noted that the -408/+28 or the -266/+28 promoter of SP-10 directed strictly spermatid-specific(More)
The mammalian genome encodes thousands of noncoding RNAs. These noncoding transcripts are broadly categorized into short noncoding RNAs, such as microRNAs (miRNAs), and long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) of greater than 200 nt. While the role of miRNAs in development and cancer biology has been extensively studied, much less is known about the vast majority of(More)
Pregnancy-induced noncoding RNA (PINC) and retinoblastoma-associated protein 46 (RbAp46) are upregulated in alveolar cells of the mammary gland during pregnancy and persist in alveolar cells that remain in the regressed lobules following involution. The cells that survive involution are thought to function as alveolar progenitor cells that rapidly(More)
The epithelial cells of the mammary gland develop primarily after birth and undergo surges of hormonally regulated proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis during both puberty and pregnancy. Thus, the mammary gland is a useful model to study fundamental processes of development and adult tissue homeostasis, such as stem and progenitor cell regulation,(More)