Which Ferlin protein was discovered first?

The first Ferlin to be discovered was the protein Fer-1, in the nematode C. elegans. This protein is required for reproduction in C. elegans (it is involved in vesicle fusion during spermatid maturation), and therefore its name is an abbreviation for “fertilization factor 1”. The nomenclature for the human Ferlins, Fer1Lx, means “Fer-1 like number x”.

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