Synonyms: MGC87693,Processed zona pellucida sperm-binding protein 1,zona pellucida glycoprotein 1 (sperm receptor),Zona pellucida glycoprotein 1,zona pellucida protein 1,Zp 1,Zp-1,Zp1,ZP1
Background: The zona pellucida is an extracellular matrix that surrounds the oocyte and early embryo. It is composed primarily of three or four glycoproteins with various functions during fertilization and preimplantation development. The protein encoded by this gene ensures the structural integrity of the zona pellucida. Mutations in this gene are a cause of oocyte maturation defect and infertility.