Expression of Fer testis (FerT) tyrosine kinase transcript variants and distribution sites of FerT during the development of the acrosome-acroplaxome-manchette complex in rat spermatids.

@article{Kierszenbaum2008ExpressionOF,
  title={Expression of Fer testis (FerT) tyrosine kinase transcript variants and distribution sites of FerT during the development of the acrosome-acroplaxome-manchette complex in rat spermatids.},
  author={Abraham L. Kierszenbaum and Eugene Rivkin and Laura L. Tres},
  journal={Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists},
  year={2008},
  volume={237 12},
  pages={3882-91}
}
We report the association of testicular Fer, a non-receptor tyrosine kinase, with acrosome development and remodeling of the acrosome-associated acroplaxome plate during spermatid head shaping. A single gene expresses two forms of Fer tyrosine kinases in testis: a somatic form (FerS) and a truncated testis-type form (FerT). FerT transcript variants are seen in spermatocytes and spermatids. FerS transcripts are not detected in round spermatids but are moderately transcribed in spermatocytes… CONTINUE READING
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