Beta-defensin 126 on the cell surface protects sperm from immunorecognition and binding of anti-sperm antibodies.

Abstract

Beta-defensin 126 (DEFB126), formerly known as epididymal secretory protein 13.2 (ESP13.2), coats the entire primate sperm surface until completion of capacitation, and it is a candidate for providing immune protection in the female reproductive tract. To further examine the potential role of DEFB126 as a means of protection from immune recognition… (More)

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@article{Yudin2005Betadefensin1O, title={Beta-defensin 126 on the cell surface protects sperm from immunorecognition and binding of anti-sperm antibodies.}, author={Ashley I. Yudin and Suzanne E Generao and Theodore L. Tollner and Catherine A Treece and James W. Overstreet and Gary N Cherr}, journal={Biology of reproduction}, year={2005}, volume={73 6}, pages={1243-52} }