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beta-Microseminoprotein binds CRISP-3 in human seminal plasma.

beta-Microseminoprotein (MSP) and cysteine-rich secretory protein 3 (CRISP-3) are abundant constituents of human seminal plasma. Immunoprecipitation and gel filtration of seminal plasma proteins combined with examination of the proteins in their pure form showed that MSP and CRISP-3 form stable, non-covalent complexes. CRISP-3 binds MSP with very high affinity, as evidenced by surface plasmon resonance. Due to far higher abundance of MSP in prostatic fluid, it manifests large overcapacity for CRISP-3 binding. Structural similarity with an MSP- binding protein from blood plasma suggests that CRISP-3 binds MSP through its aminoterminal SCP-domain.[1]

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  1. beta-Microseminoprotein binds CRISP-3 in human seminal plasma. Udby, L., Lundwall, A., Johnsen, A.H., Fernlund, P., Valtonen-André, C., Blom, A.M., Lilja, H., Borregaard, N., Kjeldsen, L., Bjartell, A. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2005) [Pubmed]
 
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