Published in Women's Health Weekly, April 14th, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Molecular Reproduction and Development, "Immunocontraception achieved by immunization with zona pellucida (ZP) glycoproteins is invariably associated with ovarian dysfunction. Use of ZP glycoprotein-based synthetic peptides as immunogens has been proposed to overcome adverse side effects on ovaries."
N. Sivapurapu and associates reported, "In the present study, a chimeric peptide encompassing the epitopes of bonnet monkey (Macaca radiata) ZP glycoprotein-1 (bmZP1; amino acid residues 251-273) and ZP glycoprotein-3...
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