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Title: Inhibition of the degradation of the precursor and of the mature beta 1 integrin subunit by different protein synthesis inhibitors and by ATP depletion
Authors: Vekeman, S ×
Jaspers, Marita
Cassiman, Jean-Jacques #
Issue Date: Aug-1993
Series Title: FEBS Letters vol:327 issue:2 pages:207-12
Abstract: A stabilization of both the precursor and the mature beta 1 integrin subunit was observed in metabolically labeled human skin fibroblasts and Molt-4 T lymphocytes upon addition of protein synthesis inhibitors or by ATP depletion. Differential effects of protein synthesis inhibitors are reported since the slow degradation of the mature beta 1 subunit was sensitive to cycloheximide but not to puromycin. We also show that the half-life of the mature subunit was not dependent on intracellular lysosomal degradation or on ubiquitination suggesting that VLA turn-over occurs at the cell surface and might involve proteins or proteases with short half-life.
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ISSN: 0014-5793
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Human Mutations and Polymorphisms Section (-)
Forensic Biomedical Sciences
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