Learn More
We identified, by affinity chromatography, two putative binding proteins for the presynaptic snake venom toxin taipoxin. We have previously characterized one of these proteins [neuronal pentraxin (NP)] as a neuronally secreted protein with homology to acute-phase proteins. Here we report the identification of the second protein as a 49-kDa lumenal calcium(More)
We have identified the first putative integral membrane pentraxin and named it neuronal pentraxin receptor (NPR). NPR is enriched by affinity chromatography on columns of a snake venom toxin, taipoxin, and columns of the taipoxin-binding proteins neuronal pentraxin 1 (NP1), neuronal pentraxin 2 (NP2), and taipoxin-associated calcium-binding protein 49(More)
Neuronal pentraxin 1 (NP1), neuronal pentraxin 2 (NP2), and neuronal pentraxin receptor (NPR) are members of a new family of proteins identified through interaction with a presynaptic snake venom toxin taipoxin. We have proposed that these three neuronal pentraxins represent a novel neuronal uptake pathway that may function during synapse formation and(More)
The structures of the sugar kinase/heat shock 70/actin superfamily of enzymes show that the active site is located in a deep cleft between two domains whose relative movement defines a domain closure conformational change thought to be involved in the catalytic and regulatory properties of members of the superfamily. To investigate the role of the domain(More)
  • 1