CpZPC, a newt ZPC molecule, localizes to the inner surface of the egg envelope.

@article{MakabeKobayashi2003CpZPCAN,
  title={CpZPC, a newt ZPC molecule, localizes to the inner surface of the egg envelope.},
  author={Youko Makabe-Kobayashi and Etsuko Kudaira and Akihiko Watanabe and Kazuo Onitake},
  journal={The International journal of developmental biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={51-8}
}
Zona pellucida-3 is an essential molecule for the binding of sperm to the egg envelope and for induction of the acrosome reaction in mice. Its homologous molecules, ZPCs, have been widely identified in the eggs of many vertebrates, except for urodeles. In this study, to investigate the participation of ZPC in newt fertilization, we cloned the cDNA of newt ZPC from the ovary of Cynops pyrrhogaster by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The cDNA was constructed from 1,397… CONTINUE READING