Multiple roles of major urinary proteins in the house mouse, Mus domesticus.

@article{Beynon2003MultipleRO,
  title={Multiple roles of major urinary proteins in the house mouse, Mus domesticus.},
  author={Robert J Beynon and Jane L Hurst},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 Pt 1},
  pages={142-6}
}
The urine of the house mouse, Mus domesticus, contains large amounts of proteins that are specifically synthesized in the liver to be secreted in the urine. These proteins, termed major urinary proteins (MUPs), have multiple roles in the communication of information in urine-derived scent marks. They bind low-molecular-mass volatile pheromones, and effect their delivery to the scent mark, followed by a slow release that is controlled by the rate of dissociation from the MUPs. However, this… CONTINUE READING