Published in Vaccine Weekly, January 5th, 2005
"Mouse-specific immunocontraceptive peptides have been identified in mouse proteins with key roles in reproduction from sequence comparisons to other species and tested for efficacy as immunocontraceptive antigens. Peptides were derived from granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GMCSF), the placental 27-kDa heat-shock protein (HSP), leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR), oviduct glycoprotein (OGP), proliferin (PLF), prolactin (PRL), sperm protein SP56 and mouse zona pellucida subunits 1 and 3 (ZP1, ZP3). Fertility of female BALB/c mice was reduced after immunization with several peptides...
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