A Guide to Zona Pellucida Domain Proteins

by Eveline S. Litscher & Paul M. Wassarman

Publisher: Wiley

Series: Wiley Series in Protein and Peptide Science

Publication Date: April 21, 2016

ISBN: 9781119044727

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This book provides a coherent, clear, and uniform presentation of structural, genetic, molecular, and biochemical information available for the zona pellucida domain protein family, which impact pathologies such as infertility, deafness, and cancer. Furthermore it:

  • Details information about the structure and function of the ZP domain in ZPDC-proteins
  • Provides illustrations of the organization of ZPDC-proteins, the genes that encode the proteins, and examples of mutations in the ZP domain that cause diseases
  • Speculates as to the evolution of the ZP domain and potential therapeutics for diseases stemming from ZP domain mutations
  • Addresses mammalian and non-mammalian systems