AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

A molecular study of the early pregnancy factor phenomenon / by Kathryn Fay Tonissen.

by Kathryn Fay Tonissen

Institution: University of Adelaide
Year: 1990
Keywords: Pregnancy proteins.
Record ID: 1032830
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/19216


The aim of the work described in this thesis was to isolate the gene encoding a protein involved in the generation of Early Pregnancy Factor (EPF) activity. EPF activity is defined as the ability of pregnancy serum to induce a positive response in the rosette inhibition test (RIT). Non-pregnant serum fails to give a positive response in this assay and therefore does not containe EPF activity.