Amphibian oocytes release heat shock protein A during spawning: evidence for a role in fertilization.

Heat shock proteins A (HSPAs, previously known as HSP70s) are widely distributed proteins originally linked with heat shock but now associated with several normal cellular functions. We recently found indirect evidence suggesting a role for HSPAs in sperm-oocyte interaction in the amphibian Bufo arenarum. In the present study our aim was to study its… CONTINUE READING