The RNase-colloidal gold procedure for the ultrastructural localization of RNA was used for rat testis. Along with other structures, it was found that the testicular sperm nucleus was well stained. Similar labelling was observed in the nucleus of rat epididymal sperm and human sperm. The RNA was extracted from sperm and analyzed by electrophoresis on 10% polyacrylamide gel and 7 M urea. The electrophoretic profile revealed a complex set of bands ranging in size from tRNA to high molecular weight components. On the average, a content of about 0.1 pg of RNA per rat or human sperm was found.
|Número de páginas||7|
|Publicación||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Estado||Publicada - 16 ene. 1989|
|Publicado de forma externa||Sí|
Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus
- Biología molecular
- Biología celular