Isolation and characterization of a haploid germ cell specific sperm associated antigen 9 (SPAG9) from the baboon.

@article{Shankar2004IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of a haploid germ cell specific sperm associated antigen 9 (SPAG9) from the baboon.},
  author={S M Shankar and Bhagyalaxmi Mohapatra and Saguna Verma and Ramasamy Selvi and Nirmala Jagadish and Anil Suri},
  journal={Molecular reproduction and development},
  year={2004},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={186-93}
}
Previously, we cloned and sequenced a sperm specific antigen, designated as HSS (EMBL nomenclature human sperm associated antigen 9: hSPAG9) from human testis (Shankar et al.: Biochem Biophys Res Commun 243:561-565, 1998). The present study was conducted to isolate baboon proteomic homologue in order to find out whether the baboon can provide a suitable model for examining its immunocontraception effects. Baboon SPAG9 (bSPAG9) was cloned and sequenced from the baboon testis cDNA library. The… CONTINUE READING