The major urinary protein system in the rat.

@article{GmezBaena2014TheMU,
  title={The major urinary protein system in the rat.},
  author={Guadalupe G{\'o}mez-Baena and Stuart D. Armstrong and Marie M. Phelan and Jane L Hurst and Robert J Beynon},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={886-92}
}
The genomes of rats and mice both contain a cluster of multiple genes that encode small (18-20 kDa) eight-stranded β-barrel lipocalins that are expressed in multiple secretory tissues, some of which enter urine via hepatic biosynthesis. These proteins have been given different names, but are mostly generically referred to as MUPs (major urinary proteins). The mouse MUP cluster is increasingly well understood, and, in particular, a number of roles for MUPs in chemical communication between… CONTINUE READING

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