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Mouse granulosa cells contribute more to the mRNA synthesis of mZP2 than oocyte does.
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PMID:  20979237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
In order to elucidate the biogenesis of mouse zona pellucida 2 (mZP2) protein, RT-PCR, and in situ hybridization were carried out to localize the expression of mouse ZP2 mRNA. Cumulus cells of the OCC (Oocyte-Cumulus cell Complex) were isolated from the oocytes after superovulation for the RNA extraction. The frozen sections of ovaries from adolescent and aged mice were prepared to hybridize with RNA probe of mouse ZP2. mRNA of ZP2 was detected in isolated cumulus cells by RT-PCR. Results of in situ hybridization showed that the mRNA of ZP2 was synthesized in both oocyte and granulosa cells at different folliculogenesis stages; and the expression of ZP2 mRNA in granulosa cells was stronger than that in oocyte; much weaker expression of mZP2 was detected in the follicles of aged mouse. These suggest that the entire amount of ZP2 mRNA generated in the granulosa cells layer should be much more than that in oocyte. Therefore, we think that the granulosa cells contribute more to the mZP2 mRNA synthesis than oocyte does.
Yan Xie; Yanhong Yu; Chuncheng Nie; Zuowu Cao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cell biochemistry and function     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1099-0844     ISO Abbreviation:  Cell Biochem. Funct.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8305874     Medline TA:  Cell Biochem Funct     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  661-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Institute of Reproductive Immunology, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China.
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