Regulation of the polyspermy block in the mouse egg: maturation-dependent differences in cortical granule exocytosis and zona pellucida modifications induced by inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate and an activator of protein kinase C.

@article{Ducibella1993RegulationOT,
  title={Regulation of the polyspermy block in the mouse egg: maturation-dependent differences in cortical granule exocytosis and zona pellucida modifications induced by inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate and an activator of protein kinase C.},
  author={Tom Ducibella and S. Kurasawa and Pat Duffy and Gregory S. Kopf and Richard M Schultz},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={1993},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={1251-7}
}
Germinal vesicle (GV)-intact fully grown mouse oocytes do not undergo cortical granule (CG) exocytosis in response to A23187 treatment, whereas metaphase II (MII)-arrested eggs do. This differential response may reflect the development of the ability of the egg to undergo CG exocytosis, which is responsible for the biochemical modification of the glycoprotein ZP2 in the zona pellucida. Accordingly, we compared in these two stages the ability of 12-O-tetradecanoyl phorbol 13-acetate (TPA) or… CONTINUE READING

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