By Eveline S. Litscher, Paul M. Wassarman
This publication offers a coherent, transparent, and uniform presentation of structural, genetic, molecular, and biochemical details on hand for the zona pellucida area protein kin, which influence pathologies similar to infertility, deafness, and melanoma. moreover it:
- Details information regarding the constitution and serve as of the ZP area in ZPDC-proteins
- Provides illustrations of the association of ZPDC-proteins, the genes that encode the proteins, and examples of mutations within the ZP area that reason diseases
- Speculates as to the evolution of the ZP area and capability therapeutics for ailments stemming from ZP area mutations
- Addresses mammalian and non-mammalian systems
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Proteins only occurs shortly before or just after the release of nascent mZP1–3 into the extracellular space. Nascent mZP2 and 3 are associated only with the innermost region of the thickening ZP, proximal to the oocyte’s plasma membrane. 1). An mZP2–mZP3 dimer is located every ≃14 nm or so along the fibrils, imposing a structural periodicity that can be visualized in electron micrographs of solubilized mouse ZP. The fibrils in turn are crosslinked by mZP1, the least abundant of the ZP proteins, to create a 3‐dimensional matrix.
437 aa). 3 Chicken ZP3 homodimer structure formed by two ZP modules each consisting of a ZP‐N and ZP‐C sub‐domain. Dashed lines represent disordered loops. Reproduced with permission from Han et al. (2010). © Elsevier. For color detail, please see color plate section. ] The protein was expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells and secreted as an ≃80 kD MW soluble homodimer. 4 Topology scheme of chicken ZP3 with secondary structure and disulfide connectivity. Reproduced with permission from Han et al.
A Guide to Zona Pellucida Domain Proteins by Eveline S. Litscher, Paul M. Wassarman