The quest for the sea urchin egg receptor for sperm.

Abstract

This review discusses identification, isolation and characterization of proteins mediating species-selective sperm-to-egg adhesion during sea urchin fertilization. Bindin is the only sea urchin sperm protein known to mediate species-selective sperm attachment to eggs. Two completely different egg surface proteins, 350-kDa and EBR1, have affinity for bindin… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2012.07.132

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