Carlotta Zamparelli

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Annexin VII exists in a 47 kDa and a 51 kDa isoform with the 51 kDa protein being the only isoform present in skeletal muscle. Expression of the 51 kDa isoform during myogenesis and localization was studied in cells after conversion into myogenic cells by transduction with MyoD and in mouse and human myogenic cell lines. MyoD expression in NIH3T3 and(More)
Sorcin, a 21.6 kDa two-domain penta-EF-hand (PEF) protein, when activated by Ca(2+) binding, interacts with target proteins in a largely uncharacterized process. The two physiological EF-hands EF3 and EF2 do not belong to a structural pair but are connected by the D helix. To establish whether this helix is instrumental in sorcin activation, two D helix(More)
Sorcin is a 21.6 kDa calcium binding protein, expressed in a number of mammalian tissues that belongs to the small, recently identified penta-EF-hand (PEF) family. Like all members of this family, sorcin undergoes a Ca2+-dependent translocation from cytosol to membranes where it binds to target proteins. For sorcin, the targets differ in different tissues,(More)
Surface plasmon resonance experiments show that at neutral pH the stability of the complex between sorcin and annexin VII (synexin) increases dramatically between 3 and 6 microM calcium; at the latter cation concentration the K(D) value is 0.63 microM. In turn, the lack of complex formation between the sorcin Ca(2+) binding domain (33-198) and synexin maps(More)
Sorcin, a cytosolic calcium-binding protein containing a pair of EF-hand motifs, undergoes a Ca2(+)-dependent translocation to the cell membrane. The underlying conformational change is similar at pH 6.0 and 7.5 and consists in an increase in overall hydrophobicity that involves the aromatic residues and in particular the two tryptophan residues which(More)
PURPOSE The present study investigated the blood pressure (BP) load (L), namely Baric Impact (BI), in normotensives with and without endothelial dysfunction (ED). The aim was to detect baric differences supporting the thesis that the ED is associated with vasopressant effects that are responsible for a paraphysiological condition of higher BP(More)
Alanine:glyoxylate aminotransferase (AGT) is a pyridoxal-phosphate (PLP)-dependent enzyme. Its deficiency causes the hereditary kidney stone disease primary hyperoxaluria type 1. AGT is a highly stable compact dimer and the first 21 residues of each subunit form an extension which wraps over the surface of the neighboring subunit. Naturally occurring and(More)
BACKGROUND Annexin A7 is a Ca2+- and phospholipid-binding protein expressed as a 47 and 51 kDa isoform, which is thought to be involved in membrane fusion processes. Recently the 47 kDa isoform has been identified in erythrocytes where it was proposed to be a key component in the process of the Ca2+-dependent vesicle release, a process with which red blood(More)
Sorcin, a 22 kDa calcium binding protein present in abundance in cardiac tissue and in multi-drug resistant cells and previously described as a soluble protein, is now shown to undergo a calcium-dependent translocation process from the cytosol to cellular membranes in both systems. The translocation process takes place also in E. coli BL21 cells that(More)
Meiosis reinitiation in starfish oocytes is characterized by Ca(2+) transients in the cytosol and in the nucleus and is accompanied by the disassembly of the nuclear envelope, a process which is likely to be mediated by the cleavage of selected proteins. We have used mass spectrometry analysis (mass profile fingerprinting) on 2D polyacrylamide gels of(More)