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The biosynthesis and membrane topography of the neural cell adhesion molecule L1 have been studied in cerebellar cell cultures by metabolic labeling and immunoprecipitation. Pulse and pulse-chase experiments with [35S]methionine show that L1 is synthesized in its high mol. wt. form, the 200 kd component. The lower mol. wt. components with 40, 80 and 140 K(More)
Protein phosphorylation stoichiometry was assessed by two analytical strategies. Both are based on element mass spectrometry (ICPMS, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) and simultaneous monitoring of (31)P and (34)S. One strategy employs a combination of 1D gel electrophoresis, in-gel digestion, and final microLC-ICPMS analysis (microLC =(More)
Electrophoretically homogeneous preparations of catalytic subunit (C) of cAMP-dependent protein kinase isolated according to two different procedures from holoenzyme type I and type II from rabbit and from holoenzyme type II from rat skeletal muscle and from bovine cardiac muscle can be separated on carboxymethyl cellulose or on a Mono S column (Pharmacia)(More)
Gene divergence has given rise to the galectin family of mammalian lectins. Since selective binding to distinct β-galactosides underlies the known bioactivities of galectins, they could find application in cyto- and histochemistry. The pertinent question on the characteristics of their individual reactivity profiles therefore needs to be answered. Toward(More)
Serine phosphorylation of the beta-galactoside-binding protein galectin-3 (Gal-3) impacts nuclear localization but has unknown consequences for extracellular activities. Herein, we reveal that the phosphorylated form of galectin-3 (pGal-3), adsorbed to substratum surfaces or to heparan sulphate proteoglycans, is instrumental in promoting axon branching in(More)
Cell surface polypeptides serve as substrates for a casein kinase-like ecto-protein kinase activity which is demonstrable under stringent criteria with intact cells using micromolar levels of extracellular [gamma-32P]ATP. Two major 32P-labeled proteins, designated as pp100 and pp120 after their apparent molecular masses on SDS-PAGE under reducing and(More)
Characterization of all members of a gene family established by gene divergence is essential to delineate distinct or overlapping expression profiles and functionalities. Their activity as potent modulators of diverse physiological processes directs interest to galectins (endogenous lectins with β-sandwich fold binding β-galactosides and peptide motifs),(More)
The catalytic subunit of recombinant wild-type cyclic adenosine monophosphate-dependent protein kinase A (PKA) has been analyzed by a combination of 1D gel electrophoresis, in-gel digestion by trypsin, chymotrypsin, or endoproteinase AspN, and nano-ultraperformance liquid chromatography--MS/MS. The MS/MS spectra were annotated by MASCOT and the annotations(More)
Several types of cell exhibit cell surface protein kinase (ecto-PK) activities with Ser/Thr-specificity. Ecto-PK sharing certain characteristics of protein kinase CK2 can be detached from intact cells by interaction with exogenous substrates (Kübler, D., Pyerin, W., Burow, E., and Kinzel, V. (1983) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 80, 4021-4025). However, a(More)
Galectin-3 is an adhesion/growth-regulatory protein with a modular design comprising an N-terminal tail (NT, residues 1-111) and the conserved carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD, residues 112-250). The chimera-type galectin interacts with both glycan and peptide motifs. Complete (13)C/(15)N-assignment of the human protein makes NMR-based analysis of its(More)