Native tesmin is a 60-kilodalton protein that undergoes dynamic changes in its localization during spermatogenesis in mice.

@article{Sutou2003NativeTI,
  title={Native tesmin is a 60-kilodalton protein that undergoes dynamic changes in its localization during spermatogenesis in mice.},
  author={Shizuyo Sutou and Keiko Miwa and Tadashi Matsuura and Yushi Kawasaki and Yasuhide Ohinata and Youji Mitsui},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={2003},
  volume={68 5},
  pages={1861-9}
}
Tesmin is a testis-specific protein. Four mouse tesmin cDNAs so far reported encode a testis-specific, metallothionein-like, 30-kDa protein (tesmin-30). An antibody against tesmin-30, however, detected a protein of 60 kDa (tesmin-60) from the mouse testis. To resolve the relationship between the two, the immunoprecipitated native tesmin-60 was sequenced. The result indicated that tesmin-30 is not full-length but is part of the C-terminal half of tesmin-60. The full-length cDNA (2.2 kilobases… CONTINUE READING