SPEER--a new family of testis-specific genes from the mouse.

  title={SPEER--a new family of testis-specific genes from the mouse.},
  author={Andrej-Nikolai Spiess and Norbert Walther and Nadine M{\"u}ller and Marga Balvers and Christoph Hansis and Richard Ivell},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  volume={68 6},
Differential cloning revealed a partial mRNA sequence expressed in the mouse testis, which on further molecular characterization proved to be a member of a new family of 14 transcribed genes. Six of the genes appear to be expressed pseudogenes. The remainder indicate an open reading frame of approximately 200-220 amino acids encoding proteins with a very high proportion of alpha helical secondary structure, comprising approximately 15% glutamate residues. Because of this property, the family… CONTINUE READING