Balwant S . Tuana

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The Ca2+-dependent ATPase was solubilized from rat heart sarcolemmal membranes upon digestion with trypsin and was found to be different from Ca2+-stimulated Mg2+-dependent ATPase (Dhalla, N. S., Anand-Srivastava, M. B., Tuana, B. S., and Khandelwal, R. L. (1981) J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 13, 413-423). The enzyme was purified by high speed centrifugation,(More)
Dystrophin is a high molecular weight protein present at low abundance in skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle and in trace amounts in brain. In skeletal muscle, dystrophin is uniformly distributed along the inner surface of the plasma membrane. Biochemical fractionation studies have shown that all detectable skeletal muscle dystrophin is tightly associated(More)
Two overlapping cDNAs encoding a novel sarcolemmal associated protein (SLAP) were isolated from a cardiac cDNA expression library by immunoscreening with anti-sarcolemmal antibodies. Further characterization of these clones showed that they belonged to a family of related cDNAs that potentially encode polypeptides of 37, 46, and 74 kDa designated SLAP1,(More)
The expression of the dihydropyridine (DHP) and ryanodine receptors in skeletal muscle was investigated during development of rat myotubes in culture as well as during embryonic and postnatal development in the rat. Through the use of specific gene probes, antibodies and radioligand binding ([3H]PN 200-110 (DHP) and [3H]ryanodine), we identified a(More)
The subcellular localization of dystrophin was examined in adult rabbit and rat cardiac myocytes with immunofluorescence and at higher resolution with immunogold. The aim was to resolve the conflicting reports on the presence of dystrophin in the transverse tubules (T tubules) of cardiac muscle and to determine its distribution in neonatal myocytes before(More)
A calmodulin-dependent protein kinase system from the sarcoplasmic reticulum was dissolved in Nonidet P40, adsorbed to a CaM affinity column in the presence of Ca2+ and eluted in the presence of EGTA. The purified fraction contained major proteins of 60 and 20 kDa and minor components of 89 and 34 kDa, all of which were phosphorylated with dependencies on(More)
Novel splice variants of the alpha(1) subunit of the Ca(v)1.2 voltage-gated Ca(2+) channel were identified that predicted two truncated forms of the alpha(1) subunit comprising domains I and II generated by alternative splicing in the intracellular loop region linking domains II and III. In rabbit heart splice variant 1 (RH-1), exon 19 was deleted, which(More)
The sarcolemmal associated proteins (SLAPs) are encoded by multiple mRNAs that are presumably generated by alternative splicing mechanisms. The amino acid sequence of the SLAP1 isoform exhibited 76% identity with TOP(AP), a topographically graded antigen of the chick visual system. The regions of coiled-coil structure including an 11-heptad acidic(More)
Activation of a calmodulin (CaM)-dependent protein kinase associated with rabbit skeletal-muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) results in the phosphorylation of polypeptides of 450, 360, 165, 105, 89, 60, 34 and 20 kDa. Radioligand-binding studies indicated that a membrane-bound 60 kDa polypeptide contained both CaM- and ATP-binding domains. Under renaturing(More)