We isolated a cDNA clone specifically expressed during spermatogenesis from a subtracted cDNA library of mouse testis. The cDNA consisted of 1085 nucleotides and had an open reading frame of 870 nucleotides encoding a putative protein of 290 amino acid residues. Northern blot analysis revealed a 1.2-kilobase mRNA exclusively expressed in the testis in adult mice; the mRNA was first detected late pachytene stage, and expression increased as the animals matured. The protein encoded by the mRNA had a molecular weight of ∼33 kDa by Western blot analysis, and was localized to occupy the flagella from the connecting piece through the principal piece. We named this newly isolated gene oppo 1, and we suggest that it plays an important role in sperm tail structure and/or sperm movement.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.