Summary: Sex peptide (SP) family
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This family consists of Sex Peptides (SP) that are found in Drosophila. On mating, Drosophila females decreases her remating rate and increases her egg-laying rate due, in part, to the transfer of SP from the male to the female. SP are found in seminal fluids transferred from the male to the female during mating. The male seminal fluid proteins are referred to as accessory gland proteins (Acps). The SP is one of the most interesting Acps and plays an important role in reproduction .
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This family consists of Sex Peptides (SP) that are found in Drosophila. On mating, Drosophila females decreases her remating rate and increases her egg-laying rate due, in part, to the transfer of SP from the male to the female. SP are found in seminal fluids transferred from the male to the female during mating. The male seminal fluid proteins are referred to as accessory gland proteins (Acps). The SP is one of the most interesting Acps and plays an important role in reproduction [PUBMED:12913117].
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|Cellular component||extracellular region (GO:0005576)|
|Molecular function||hormone activity (GO:0005179)|
|Biological process||regulation of female receptivity, post-mating (GO:0046008)|
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|Seed source:||Short protein clustering|
|Number in seed:||5|
|Number in full:||23|
|Average length of the domain:||52.70 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||57 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||99.51 %|
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