BONGIOVANNI guillermina Azucena
Some common properties between a brain protein that is modified by a post-translational arginylation and the STOP protein
BONGIOVANNI, GUILLERMINA; BARRA, HÉCTOR S.; HALLAK MARTA E
JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY
Blackwell- International Society for Neurochemistry
Lugar: England; Año: 1994 vol. 63 p. 2295 - 2299
Properties so far studied of the 125-kDa 14C-arginylated protein from rat brain show remarkable similarities with those of the STOP (stable tubule only polypeptide) protein. On sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis the 125-kDa 14C-arginylated protein moves to the same position as the STOP protein. The 125-kDa 14C-arginylated protein was immunoprecipitated by the monoclonal Mab 296 antibody specific for neuronal STOP protein. The 125-kDa 14C-arginylated protein was retained by a calmodulin column like STOP protein. As occurs with the STOP protein, the 125-kDa 14C-arginylated protein is found in higher proportion in cold-stable than in cold-labile microtubules. However, the modified protein associates with microtubules in a lower proportion than the STOP protein. We conclude that the STOP protein incorporates arginine by a posttranslational reaction but that only a small fraction of the STOP protein shows acceptor capacity in vitro.