Chicken oocyte growth: receptor-mediated yolk deposition

  title={Chicken oocyte growth: receptor-mediated yolk deposition},
  author={Xinvi Shen and Ernst Steyrer and Helmut Retzek and Esmond J. Sanders and Wolfgang Johann Schneider},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
During the rapid final stage of growth, chicken oocytes take up massive amounts of plasma components and convert them to yolk. The oocyte expresses a receptor that binds both major yolk lipoprotein precursors, vitellogenin (VTG) and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL). In the present study, in vivo transport tracing methodology, isolation of coated vesicles, ligand- and immuno-blotting, and ultrastructural immunocytochemistry were used for the analysis of receptor-mediated yolk formation. The… CONTINUE READING
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