Characterization of maturation-dependent extrinsic proteins of the rat sperm surface

@article{Rifkin1985CharacterizationOM,
  title={Characterization of maturation-dependent extrinsic proteins of the rat sperm surface},
  author={Jeremy Rifkin and Gary E Olson},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={1985},
  volume={100},
  pages={1582 - 1591}
}
Mammalian spermatozoa must mature in the epididymis before they can fertilize an egg. It is known that modification of the protein composition of the sperm surface is an important part of the maturation process. In this paper, we present data on two related glycoproteins that can be extracted from mature but not immature spermatozoa. Cell surface radioiodination has shown that these proteins are on the sperm surface, and immunofluorescence microscopy, by use of monospecific antibodies to the… CONTINUE READING

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