Xenopus Xpat protein is a major component of germ plasm and may function in its organisation and positioning.

@article{Machado2005XenopusXP,
  title={Xenopus Xpat protein is a major component of germ plasm and may function in its organisation and positioning.},
  author={Rachel J Machado and Wendy Moore and Richard Hames and Evelyn Houliston and Patrick P Chang and Mary Lou King and Hugh R. Woodland},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={287 2},
  pages={289-300}
}
In many animals, including Drosophila, C. elegans, zebrafish and Xenopus, the germ line is specified by maternal determinants localised in a distinct cytoplasmic structure called the germ plasm. This is consists of dense granules, mitochondria, and specific localised RNAs. We have characterised the expression and properties of the protein encoded by Xpat, an RNA localised to the germ plasm of Xenopus. Immunofluorescence and immunoblotting showed that this novel protein is itself a major… CONTINUE READING

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