In humans, the egg floats in a jellylike envelope and is surrounded by a hard outer coat called the zona pellucida.
What does ZP stand for?
ZP stands for Zona Pellucida (protein)
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We have 3 other meanings of ZP in our Acronym Attic
- Zelda Portal (gaming website)
- Zeppelin (Lighter Than Air)
- Zero Padding
- Zero Porosity
- Zero Punctuation (gaming review series)
- Zielpunkt (German: Endpoint)
- Zinc Plated
- Zombie Panic (gaming, Half-Life modification)
- Zona Pellucida
- Zone of Protection
- Zone Protégée (French: Protected Area)
- Zoom Player (media player)
- Zupan's Optimization
- Zero Padding Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
- Zona Pellucida Glycoprotein 1 (sperm receptor)
- Zona Pellucida 3 (binding receptor)
- Russia Zone 3 (GMT +4:00)
- Zambia Privatisation Agency
- Zappa Resources, Ltd. (stock symbol)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Several reproduction-related transcripts--for example, vitelline envelope zona pellucida domain 2 (Ha-VEZPD2), vitellogenin (Ha-VTG1), sperm lysin (Ha-SL), fertilization protein (Ha-FP), tektin A1 (HaTekA1), axonemal protein 66.
Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have created a 3D structure of how sperm binds to proteins in the extracellular coat of the egg, called zona pellucida (ZP).
Background & objectives: An inability or decreased ability of spermatozoa to bind to the zona pellucida (ZP), an extracellular glycoproteinaceous matrix surrounding egg, is one of the plausible causes of idiopathic infertility.
In the late 1980s Simon Fishel in the UK pioneered the technique of sperm subzonal injection (SUZI) in humans, involving injecting sperm under the zona pellucida (ZP), (21) leading to a pregnancy reported in 1988.
2000), and animal studies have shown that MZ twinning can be induced through mechanical or chemical manipulation of the zona pellucida (Allen and Pashen 1984; Picard et al.
Damage may also be present in both the zona pellucida and cortical granules of these oocytes," she said.