Differential expression of mRNA coding for the alpha-2-macroglobulin family and the LRP receptor system in C57BL/6J and C3H/HeJ male mice
Correia Soeiro, M N × Paiva, M M Waghabi, M Meirelles, M N Lorent, K Araújo-Jorge, T C Van Leuven, Freddy #
Cell structure and function. vol:26 issue:3 pages:161-167
Expression of mouse A2M (MAM), murinoglobulin (MUG), the A2M receptor or LDL-Receptor related protein (A2MR/LRP) and the Receptor Associated Protein (RAP) were measured by northern blotting of mRNA isolated from liver, heart and peritoneal macrophages from C3H/HeJ and C57BL/6J (B6) mice. Marked differences between males of the two mouse strains were observed for MAM and MUG mRNA levels in liver, which were reflected in plasma levels of both proteinase inhibitors, as confirmed by immune-electrophoresis. C3H/HeJ mice had higher levels of the MAM and MUG mRNA and their corresponding plasma proteins than B6 mice. B6 mice expressed higher levels of LRP mRNA relative to C3H/HeJ mice but had lower levels of RAP mRNA. LRP receptor activity, assayed by fluoresceinated-A2M binding, was higher in B6 cells. The present data contribute to the knowledge of genetic background characteristics among male mouse of these two strains, which can take part in many biological events such as lipid metabolism, inflammation and immune response to different infectious agents.