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OAZ-t/OAZ3 Is Essential for Rigid Connection of Sperm Tails to Heads in Mouse

  • Keizo Tokuhiro,

    Affiliations: TANAKA Project, Center for Advanced Science and Innovation, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan, Animal Resource Center for Infectious Diseases, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan

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  • Ayako Isotani,

    Affiliation: Animal Resource Center for Infectious Diseases, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan

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  • Sadaki Yokota,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Functional Anatomy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagasaki International University, Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Yoshihisa Yano,

    Affiliation: Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Faculty of Bioenvironmental Science, Kyoto Gakuen University, Kameoka, Kyoto, Japan

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  • Shigeru Oshio,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene Chemistry, Ohu University School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan

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  • Mika Hirose,

    Affiliation: TANAKA Project, Center for Advanced Science and Innovation, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan

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  • Morimasa Wada,

    Affiliation: Molecular Biology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagasaki International University, Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Kyoko Fujita,

    Affiliation: Molecular Biology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagasaki International University, Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Yukiko Ogawa,

    Affiliation: Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagasaki International University, Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Masaru Okabe,

    Affiliation: Animal Resource Center for Infectious Diseases, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan

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  • Yoshitake Nishimune,

    Affiliation: Research Collaboration Center on Emerging and Re-emerging Infections, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan

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  • Hiromitsu Tanaka mail

    h-tanaka@niu.ac.jp

    Affiliations: TANAKA Project, Center for Advanced Science and Innovation, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan, Molecular Biology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagasaki International University, Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan

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  • Published: November 06, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000712

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