Evidence for the presence of high-mannose/hybrid oligosaccharide chain(s) on the mouse ZP2 and ZP3.


Previous studies from this laboratory have identified a novel alpha-D-mannosidase on plasma membranes of rat, mouse, hamster, and human spermatozoa [Tulsiani et al. J Cell Biol 1989; 109:1257; Biol Reprod 1990; 42:843]. Inhibition of the mouse sperm surface alpha-D-mannosidase inhibits sperm-egg binding in vitro, suggesting that the sperm enzyme may have a… (More)