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Mammalian spermatozoa are particularly susceptible to the deleterious effects of reactive oxygen species and lipid peroxidation, which ultimately lead to impaired fertility. A number of enzymes are present in the male reproductive tract which may play a role in preventing oxidative damage; in particular, the epididymis is the site of synthesis and secretion(More)
We have cloned and sequenced cDNA corresponding to human brain phosphatidylethanolamine binding protein (PBP) and have used the resultant data to generate PBP-specific anti-peptide antisera for immunohistochemical studies. The distribution of PBP was assessed immunohistochemically in sections from multiple regions of neonatal brain and spinal cord,(More)
The metalloproteinase-like, disintegrin-like, cysteine-rich (MDC) family is a large group of sequence-related proteins, first characterized in the male reproductive tract, but subsequently also identified in non-reproductive tissues. Their primary translation products are of approximately 90 kDa and each can be divided into distinct domains which show(More)
A number of MDC (metalloproteinase-like, disintegrin-like, cysteine-rich) proteins are exclusively or abundantly expressed on mammalian sperm from a range of species, with data from rodents supporting a role for some of these in oolemma binding. However, in the human, transcripts for three of the most likely candidates have been shown to contain deletions(More)
RNA complexity analyses of total cellular polyadenylate-containing RNA isolated from lactating human breast tissue, human breast tumor tissue, and a mixture of established cell lines of mammary origin dem onstrate extensive homology between the tissue RNA populations but suggest a decrease in the complexity of cell line nuclear RNA populations, with the(More)
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