Structural organization and evolution of the marsupial zona pellucida.

  title={Structural organization and evolution of the marsupial zona pellucida.},
  author={William G. Breed and Rory M. Hope and Ole W Wiebkin and Scott C Spargo and Jamie A Chapman},
  volume={123 1},
In this review, the biochemical composition and structural organization of the marsupial and eutherian zonae pellucidae are compared. Differences between the zonae from these two groups of mammals are observed in their response to dilute proteases and reducing agents, in their potential glycosylation patterns, and in some of their functions. However, studies on the glycoconjugates and polypeptides of the three zona pellucida genes have not explained these different responses to the proteases… CONTINUE READING

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