Title: Subcellular localization and supramolecular organization of neuroendocrine-specific protein B (NSP-B) in small cell lung cancer
Authors: Senden, N H ×
van de Velde, H J
Broers, J L
Timmer, E D
Kuijpers, H J
Roebroek, Anton
Van de Ven, Willem
Ramaekers, F C #
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft
Series Title: European Journal of Cell Biology vol:65 issue:2 pages:341-353
Abstract: We have recently isolated and characterized a novel gene that is expressed in a neuroendocrine-specific fashion and was therefore designated neuroendocrine-specific protein (NSP)-gene. The NSP-gene encodes three transcripts of different size, with unique 5'-sequences and completely overlapping 3'-sequences. The resulting proteins have an apparent molecular mass of 135 kDa as determined for NSP-A and 23 kDa as found for NSP-C. In the present study we focused on the biochemical characterization and subcellular localization of NSP-B, so far only found to be expressed in the neuroendocrine lung cancer cell line NCI-H82, and its relation to NSP-A. Transfection studies with the NSP-B transcript in COS-1 cells, followed by immunoprecipitation, resulted in a set of proteins ranging in molecular mass from 35 to 45 kDa, identical to NSP-Bs detected by immunoblotting in NCI-H82. In this cell line a major NSP-B triplet in the 43 to 45 kDa range and a 35 kDa NSP-B were consistently detected. Only the 45 kDa NSP-B was found to be phosphorylated. The observed pI values of the 43 to 45 kDa triplet ranged from 4.8 to 5.0, while the 35 kDa NSP-B has a more basic pI value of 5.7. Gel filtration studies show that NSP-A and NSP-B form supramolecular aggregates with a molecular mass of over 500 kDa, present to a minor extent in the phosphate buffered saline soluble cell fraction, but mainly occurring in the membranous pellet fraction from which they can be solubilized by Triton X-100.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
ISSN: 0171-9335
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Genetics Section (-)
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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