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ea0014p637 | (1) | ECE2007

Expression of the G-protein α-subunit gustducin in mammalian spermatozoa

Meyer Dorke , Fehr Johanna , Borth Heike , Widmayer Patricia , Wilhelm Beate , Gudermann Thomas , Boekhoff Ingrid

The G protein subunit α-gustducin is generally accepted as a marker for chemosensitive cells. Since chemosensation is especially important for the navigation of sperm towards the egg, attempts were made to explore whether α-gustducin might also be expressed in spermatozoa. RT-PCR experiments revealed that a gustducin PCR specific RNA fragment with the predicted size could be amplified from total mouse and rat testis. To identify the testicular cell type in which &#94...