[Frontiers in Bioscience 3, e39-48, April 30, 1998]
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TESTIS - SPECIFIC PROTEINS AND THEIR ROLE IN CONTRACEPTIVE VACCINE DEVELOPMENT

Rajesh K. Naz and Cynthia M. Vanek

Division of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College of Ohio, Richard D. Ruppert Health Center, 3120 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, OH 43614-5809, USA

Received 3/30/98 Accepted 4/27/98

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Abstract
2. Introduction
3. Discussion
3.1. Testis-specific proteins involved in sperm-egg interaction
3.2. Testis-specific enzymes present in sperm
3.3. Testis-specific nuclear proteins
3.4. Testis-specific transcription and translation factors and structural proteins
4. Perspective
5. Acknowledgment
6. Entire manuscript

Key words: Contraception, Spermatogenesis, Testis, sperm, Vaccine