Saha, Sougata and Datta, Krishnalekha and Rangarajan, Pundi (2007) Characterization of mouse neuronal Ca2+/calmodulin kinase II inhibitor alpha. In: Brain Research, 1148 . pp. 38-42.
edf.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only
Download (244Kb) | Request a copy
We have overexpressed an 8.5-kDa mouse Ca2+/calmodulin kinase II inhibitor a protein (mCaMKIIN alpha) in Escherichia coli and demonstrate that the recombinant protein is a potent inhibitor of Ca2+/calmodulin kinase 11 (CaMKII) in vitro. However, antibodies raised against recombinant mCaMKIIN alpha. react with an similar to 37-kDa protein present in mouse brain. The pattern of expression of the similar to 37-kDa protein is similar to that of mCaMKIIN alpha mRNA as both are expressed in normal but not Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV)-infected mouse brain. Subcellular localization studies indicate that the similar to 37-kDa protein is present in the post-synaptic density (PSD) where mCaMKII alpha is known to perform key regulatory functions. We conclude that the similar to 37-kDa protein identified in this study is mCaMKIIN alpha. and its localization in the PSD indicates a novel role for this protein in the regulation of neuronal CaMKII alpha. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry|
|Date Deposited:||12 Mar 2010 09:30|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:56|
Actions (login required)