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Some common properties between a brain protein that is modified by posttranslationalarginylation and the microtubules-associated STOP protein
HALLAK, MARTA E; BONGIOVANNI, GUILLERMINA; BARRA, HÉCTOR S.
Congreso; XIV Meeting of the International Society of Neurochemistry; 1993
International Society of Neurochemistry
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.