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Protamines (Protamine)

Also known as Protamine

Protamines are small, arginine-rich, nuclear proteins that replace histones late in the haploid phase of spermatogenesis and are believed essential for sperm head condensation and DNA stabilization. They may allow for denser packaging of DNA in spermatozoon than histones, but they must be decompressed before the genetic data can be used for protein synthesis. However, in humans and maybe other primates, 10-15% of the sperm's genome is packaged by histones thought to bind genes that are essential for early embryonic development.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed protamines to treat rabies, blastomycosis, west nile virus, and pick disease.

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