- Transition nuclear protein
Transition nuclear proteins (TNPs) are
proteins that are involved in the packaging of spermnuclear DNAduring spermiogenesis. They take the place of histonesassociated with the sperm DNA, and are subsequently themselves replaced by protamines.
*Meistrich ML, Mohapatra B, Shirley CR, Zhao M. 2003. Role of transition nuclear proteins in spermiogenesis. Chromosoma 111:483-488.
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