Outer egg coats of the marsupial conceptus: secretion and protein composition.

@article{Casey2002OuterEC,
  title={Outer egg coats of the marsupial conceptus: secretion and protein composition.},
  author={Nicholas Paul Casey and Ryan Dennis Martinus and Lynne Selwood},
  journal={Molecular reproduction and development},
  year={2002},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={
          181-94
        }
}
Little is known of the composition of the outer egg coats. We aimed to quantify secretion during embryonic development, identify precursor secreting cells and investigate protein composition. The study was based on 259 egg coats and 14 reproductive tracts of 104 T. vulpecula undergoing natural and induced cycles and 341 coats from 35 Sminthopsis macroura undergoing natural cycles. Following PAGE, Western blotting, and amino acid sequencing of egg coats, the short peptide sequences obtained from… CONTINUE READING
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