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Mouse Oocyte Cortical Granule Ovastacin

Oocyte differential interference contrast (DIC) after staining with rabbit anti-ovastacin (red) antibody, Lens culinaris agglutinin (green) a marker of cortical granules, and the nuclear stain Hoechst 33342.

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Burkart AD, Xiong B, Baibakov B, Jiménez-Movilla M & Dean J. (2012). Ovastacin, a cortical granule protease, cleaves ZP2 in the zona pellucida to prevent polyspermy. J. Cell Biol. , 197, 37-44. PMID: 22472438 DOI.


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