The pattern of major urinary proteins (MUPS) expression during postnatal ontogenesis of the laboratory mouse depends on genotype and sex

The pattern of major urinary proteins (MUPS) expression during postnatal ontogenesis of the... We investigated the specific pattern of major urinary proteins (MUPs) expression in 3-, 4-, and 12-week old mice of CBA/LacY and C57BL/6JY inbred strains using polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Quantitative evaluation of 8 protein fractions A-H with regard to sex, age, and genotype of the animals is presented for the first time. Actual problems of genetic control and neuroendocrine regulation of MUPs expression during ontogenesis are discussed. In the light of current views on MUPs as a key component in intrapopulation information exchange via pheromones, we put forward the idea that the genetically determined structure of the olfactory code of the definitive type is formed at an early ontogenetic stage on the basis of the MUPs combinatorial pattern. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

The pattern of major urinary proteins (MUPS) expression during postnatal ontogenesis of the laboratory mouse depends on genotype and sex

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Publisher
SP MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Life Sciences; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology; Developmental Biology
ISSN
1062-3604
eISSN
1608-3326
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1062360409040031
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Abstract

We investigated the specific pattern of major urinary proteins (MUPs) expression in 3-, 4-, and 12-week old mice of CBA/LacY and C57BL/6JY inbred strains using polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Quantitative evaluation of 8 protein fractions A-H with regard to sex, age, and genotype of the animals is presented for the first time. Actual problems of genetic control and neuroendocrine regulation of MUPs expression during ontogenesis are discussed. In the light of current views on MUPs as a key component in intrapopulation information exchange via pheromones, we put forward the idea that the genetically determined structure of the olfactory code of the definitive type is formed at an early ontogenetic stage on the basis of the MUPs combinatorial pattern.

Journal

Russian Journal of Developmental BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Aug 13, 2009

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