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ra0001p147 | (1) | WCRB2014

Expression of pentraxin 3 transcript and protein in porcine preovulatory follicles: comparison of in vivo and in vitro conditions

Nagyova Eva , Nemcova Lucie , Kalous Jaroslav , Salustri Antonietta , Camaioni Antonella

It has been previously shown that multimeric pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is a key component of the cumulus oophorus extracellular matrix. Noteworthy, cumuli from PTX3−/− mice were defective in matrix organization and fertility was impaired. PTX3 binds to both tumor necrosis factor alpha-induced protein 6 (TNFAIP6) and inter-alpha-trypsin inhibitor thereby likely serving as a cross linker for multiple hyaluronan molecules, stabilizing in this way the cumulus oopho...