Characterization and androgenic regulation of major mRNAs coding for epididymal proteins in a lizard (Lacerta vivipara).

@article{Courty1987CharacterizationAA,
  title={Characterization and androgenic regulation of major mRNAs coding for epididymal proteins in a lizard (Lacerta vivipara).},
  author={Yves Courty and François M. M. Morel and Jean Pierre Dufaure},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility},
  year={1987},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={
          443-51
        }
}
During the reproductive period (spring) under the control of testosterone the epididymis of the viviparous lizard secretes a group of major proteins with an approximate Mr of 19,000 named L protein(s). These proteins are recognized by a specific immunoserum and bind to the heads of spermatozoa. During spring, translation in reticulocyte lysate of RNA from secreting epididymis (stage 6) produced 5 immunoprecipitable bands with Mr values from 21,500 to 25,000. Such synthesis is undetectable… CONTINUE READING

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