Poly(ADP-ribose) metabolism is essential for proper nucleoprotein exchange during mouse spermiogenesis.


Sperm chromatin is organized in a protamine-based, highly condensed form, which protects the paternal chromosome complement in transit, facilitates fertilization, and supports correct gene expression in the early embryo. Very few histones remain selectively associated with genes and defined regulatory sequences essential to embryonic development, while most… (More)
DOI: 10.1095/biolreprod.110.087361


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