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The Varied Localization and Functional Significance of Kallikrein-Like Enzymes in Salivary Glands, Pancreas, Colon, Sex Glands and Spermatozoa, Including Evidence for the Presence of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in Bull Sperm Acrosome

  • M. Schachter
  • M. W. Peret
  • C. Moriwaki
  • G. D. Wheeler
  • R. W. Matthews
  • J. G. Mehta
  • T. Labedz
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 198A)


There has been considerable recent progress in the cellular and subcellular localization of kallikreins (or kininogenases) and related serine proteases.1–8 In this report, we review briefly our localization studies - some published and some new observations. These include studies on the salivary glands and colon of various mammals, the sex glands of the guinea pig, and the spermatozoa of boar, bull and man. In addition, we report our observations on the presence of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in bull sperm.


Salivary Gland Nerve Growth Factor Goblet Cell Immunoperoxidase Method Striate Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Schachter
    • 1
  • M. W. Peret
    • 1
  • C. Moriwaki
    • 1
  • G. D. Wheeler
    • 1
  • R. W. Matthews
    • 1
  • J. G. Mehta
    • 1
  • T. Labedz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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