The species-specific egg receptor for sea urchin sperm adhesion is EBR1,a novel ADAMTS protein.

@article{Kamei2003TheSE,
  title={The species-specific egg receptor for sea urchin sperm adhesion is EBR1,a novel ADAMTS protein.},
  author={Noriko Kamei and Charles G. Glabe},
  journal={Genes & development},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 20},
  pages={2502-7}
}
Species-specific adhesion of sperm to the egg during sea urchin fertilization involves the interaction of the sperm adhesive protein,bindin, and a complementary receptor on the egg surface,and serves to restrict the gene pool to individuals of the same species. We used PCR representation difference analysis to clone the species-specific egg receptor for bindin, EBR1, from Strongylocentrotus franciscanus (Sf) and S. purpuratus (Sp). Sf-EBR1 contains a novel ADAMTS-like N-terminal domain followed… CONTINUE READING

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