Effects of exogenous actin-binding casein kinase injected in oocytes and eggs ofXenopus laevis

Effects of exogenous actin-binding casein kinase injected in oocytes and eggs ofXenopus laevis The effects of microinjections of exogenous casein kinase 2 on the structural organization of the maturing oocytes and eggs were studied inXenopus laevis. Kinase inhibited the progesterone-stimulated oocyte maturation and induced dislocation of pigment granules. The morphological effect was shown to be dose-dependent. The results obtained are discussed in the light of the possible influence of casein kinase 2 on the organization of the cortical actin cytoskeleton through phosphorylation of actin-binding proteins. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

Effects of exogenous actin-binding casein kinase injected in oocytes and eggs ofXenopus laevis

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Nauka/Interperiodica
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Copyright © 2000 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Developmental Biology; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology
ISSN
1062-3604
eISSN
1608-3326
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF02758749
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Abstract

The effects of microinjections of exogenous casein kinase 2 on the structural organization of the maturing oocytes and eggs were studied inXenopus laevis. Kinase inhibited the progesterone-stimulated oocyte maturation and induced dislocation of pigment granules. The morphological effect was shown to be dose-dependent. The results obtained are discussed in the light of the possible influence of casein kinase 2 on the organization of the cortical actin cytoskeleton through phosphorylation of actin-binding proteins.

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Russian Journal of Developmental BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 18, 2007

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