The major maturation glycoprotein found on rat cauda epididymal sperm surface is linked to the membrane via phosphatidylinositol.

@article{Moore1989TheMM,
  title={The major maturation glycoprotein found on rat cauda epididymal sperm surface is linked to the membrane via phosphatidylinositol.},
  author={Anna Moore and Thomas W. White and Kathy M Ensrud and David W. Hamilton},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={1989},
  volume={160 2},
  pages={460-8}
}
The experiments reported here further characterize a approximately 26[3H] kD cell surface glycoprotein that can be detected on rat cauda epididymal sperm using the galactose oxidase/NaB[3H]4 technique (1). When labeled sperm are treated with PI-PLC the 26[3H] kD is completely released from the cell. The released molecule can be recovered undegraded from incubation supernatant. Release by PI-PLC converts the hydrophobic, membrane-anchored form into a hydrophilic molecule as assessed by partition… CONTINUE READING