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RAB-Like 2 Has an Essential Role in Male Fertility, Sperm Intra-Flagellar Transport, and Tail Assembly

Lo, Jennifer C. Y; Jamsai, Duangporn; O'Connor, Anne E; Borg, Claire; Clark, Brett J; Whisstock, James C; Field, Mark C; Adams, Vicki; Ishikawa, Tomomoto; Aitken, R. John; Whittle, Belinda; Goodnow, Christopher C; Ormandy, Christopher J; O'Bryan, Moira K


A significant percentage of young men are infertile and, for the majority, the underlying cause remains unknown. Male infertility is, however, frequently associated with defective sperm motility, wherein the sperm tail is a modified flagella/cilia. Conversely, a greater understanding of essential mechanisms involved in tail formation may offer contraceptive opportunities, or more broadly, therapeutic strategies for global cilia defects. Here we have identified Rab-like 2 (RABL2) as an essential...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012-10-04
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Genetics
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002969


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