Eppin

Eppin

(ep'in),
A protein found in the mammalian testis and epididymis, of uncertain function, under investigation as an immunizing agent to induce reversible male infertility.
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Five-year award recipients were: Carlen Geary, CNA - ER; Tonya Simmons, Clerk - Purchasing; Diana Rienhold, RN - ER; Amy Williams, RRT - Cardiopulmonary; and Chace Eppin, LPN - Medical Clinic/Urgent Care.
Identification of increased amounts of eppin protein complex components in sperm cells of diabetic and obese individuals by difference gel electrophoresis.
Eppin works on the sperm cell by inhibiting mobility by modulating prostate-specific antigen activity and binding to semenogelin, the protein found in semen.
They noticed that the epididymis adds the protein Eppin to the surface of sperm as they mature.
O'Rand's team used synthetic Eppin as a vaccine in nine male macaques that already had fathered offspring.