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Circular Dichroism of Pig and Bovine Lactadherins and Their Affinity for the Pig Zona Pellucida

[ Vol. 12 , Issue. 3 ]

Author(s):

Hector Zayas-Perez, Salvador R. Tello-Solis, Humberto Gonzalez-Marquez, Edmundo Bonilla-Gonzalez, Guillermo Mendoza-Hernandez and Miguel Betancourt-Rule   Pages 299 - 303 ( 5 )

Abstract:


We have purified and characterized pig and bovine milk lactadherins. Studies by circular dichroism spectroscopy indicate that the two proteins present a similar folding pattern. Results have been discussed in terms of their affinity for pig zona pellucida in order to use these proteins as analogs of pig sperm lactadherin in gamete studies.

Keywords:

circular dichroism, milk lactadherin, pig, bovine, zona pellucida, chaperone, dnak

Affiliation:

Area de Biofisicoquimica, Departamento de Quimica. Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Av. San Rafael Atlixco 186, Iztapalapa, C.P. 09340, Mexico,D.F.



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