γ-glutamyl transpeptidase and related enzyme activities in the reproductive system of the male rat Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Phospholipid Transfer Proteins

abstract

  • The γ-glutamyl transpeptidase activity of the epididymis is much higher than that of the several other organs of the reproductive system of the male rat. The epididymal caput has much more activity than the epididymal cauda. Relatively low activity was found in spermatozoa. The enzyme is present in the epididymal fluid in a particulate form suggesting that it originates from membranes of epididymal epithelial cells. The epididymal caput exhibits high γ-glutamylcysteine synthetase activity indicating an active γ-glutamyl ycle in this tissue, which plays an important role in transport phenomena. © 1977.

publication date

  • February 15, 1977

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0024-3205(77)90472-6

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 673

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 20

number

  • 4