The expression of secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) in the fallopian tube: SLPI protects the acrosome reaction of sperm from inhibitory effects of elastase.

@article{Ota2002TheEO,
  title={The expression of secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) in the fallopian tube: SLPI protects the acrosome reaction of sperm from inhibitory effects of elastase.},
  author={Yukinobu Ota and Koichiro Shimoya and Qing Zhang and Akihiro Moriyama and Rika Chin and Kumiko Tenma and Tadashi Kimura and Masayasu Koyama and Chihiro Azuma and Yuji Murata},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={2517-22}
}
BACKGROUND Secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) is a protein found in various fluids, including parotid secretions, cervical mucus, seminal plasma and ascites, and is a potent inhibitor of human leukocyte elastase activity. The objective of the study was 2-fold, to evaluate (i) the presence of SLPI in the Fallopian tube, and (ii) the effect of SLPI on the acrosome reaction of sperm. METHODS AND RESULTS Western blot analysis revealed that SLPI protein was detected as a 12 kDa band in… CONTINUE READING
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