Also, those who "transition" seem to become stereotypical in their appearance - fuck-me shoes and birds'-nest hair for the boys; beards, muscles and tattoos for the girls. Think about a world inhabited just by transsexuals. It would look like the set of Grease.
^What I did learn is just how weak the science is in this area, and from reading this article, just how personally and politically dangerous it can be for scientists to tread in these waters.
Dynamic expression of the prion-like protein Doppel in ovine testicular tissue.
The prion-like Doppel protein (Dpl) has many biochemical and structural properties in common with the cellular prion protein (PrPc), and the physiological role of neither protein is known. Experimental data suggest either direct or indirect interaction between the two proteins. In this study, we investigated the expression pattern and biochemical characteristics of Dpl in human tissues and in Chinese hamster ovary cells transfected with wild-type or variant human Dpl gene constructs. Human Dpl appears to be a glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored glycoprotein withN- and O-linked sugars. It was found on Sertoli cells in the testis, on the flagella of epididymal and mature spermatozoa, and in seminal plasma.
The Human “Prion-like” Protein Doppel Is Expressed in Both Sertoli Cells and Spermatozoa*
The Doppel (Dpl) and Prion (PrP) proteins show 25% sequence identity and share
several structural features with only minor differences.
Doppel is the first identified homologue of the prion protein (PrPc) implicated in prion
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