Major Urinary Protein Complex of Normal Mice: Origin

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Science  27 Aug 1965:
Vol. 149, Issue 3687, pp. 981-982
DOI: 10.1126/science.149.3687.981


Mouse serum contains protein having the same charge density and molecular size as the major urinary protein complex of mice. Mouse liver (but not eight other tissues examined) incorporated amino acids labeled with carbon-14 into the complex in vitro. The degree of incorporation was greater in livers from males than from females, and was internmediate in livers from females treated with testosterone.

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