Proteases released from Xenopus laevis eggs at activation and their role in envelope conversion.

@article{Lindsay1989ProteasesRF,
  title={Proteases released from Xenopus laevis eggs at activation and their role in envelope conversion.},
  author={Leann L Lindsay and Jerry L. Hedrick},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={1989},
  volume={135 1},
  pages={
          202-11
        }
}
During fertilization of the Xenopus laevis egg, the egg envelope is converted so that further sperm contact with the egg is prevented. In this study two envelope conversion reactions were investigated, envelope hardening and limited hydrolysis of two structurally related envelope glycoproteins. Both of these reactions were shown to be sensitive to protease inhibitors. In an attempt to identify egg proteases involved in envelope conversion, the medium around activated dejellied eggs was… CONTINUE READING

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