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Edited By: Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts and Douglas T Carrell

Impact Factor: 2.298

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 4/7 (Andrology)

Online ISSN: 2047-2927

Associated Title(s): International Journal of Andrology, Journal of Andrology

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Original Article: Sperm Lysozyme-Like Protein 1 (SLLP1), an intra-acrosomal oolemmal-binding sperm protein, reveals filamentous organization in protein crystal form
ANDROLOGY Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 756–771, H. Zheng, A. Mandal, I. A. Shumilin, M. D. Chordia, S. Panneerdoss, J. C. Herr and W. Minor Article first published online : 21 JUL 2015, DOI: 10.1111/andr.12057

The authors determined the first crystal structure of a protein that resides within the acrosome of the mammalian sperm. This protein SLLP1 exhibits a unique signature surface around the lips of the putative glycan binding groove. A computational model showed potential interacting surfaces between the conserved SLLP1 domains and its oolemmal receptor SAS1B. Mouse SLLP1 reveals filamentous organization in protein crystal form, leading to the interesting speculation that sperm cells may use tiny 'harpoons' to facilitate fertilization.

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