ferT encodes a meiosis-specific nuclear tyrosine kinase.

  title={ferT encodes a meiosis-specific nuclear tyrosine kinase.},
  author={Bella Hazan and Orna Bern and Michel Carmel and Flavio Lejbkowicz and Ronald S Goldstein and Uri Nir},
  journal={Cell growth & differentiation : the molecular biology journal of the American Association for Cancer Research},
  volume={4 6},
ferT is a mouse testis-specific mRNA, shown previously to potentially encode a 51 kilodalton tyrosine kinase termed p51ferT. The accumulation of ferT RNA is restricted to primary spermatocytes that are at the prophase stage of the first spermatogenic meiotic division. By using antibodies raised against a synthetic peptide which was designed according to a putative p51ferT unique amino acid sequence, we have shown that testicular cells indeed contain a 51 kilodalton protein that is recognized by… CONTINUE READING