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The gamma subunit of the Na,K-ATPase is a member of the FXYD family of type 2 transmembrane proteins that probably function as regulators of ion transport. Rat gamma is present primarily in the kidney as two main splice variants, gamma(a) and gamma(b), which differ only at their extracellular N termini (TELSANH and MDRWYL, respectively; Kuster, B.,(More)
Nogo-A has been extensively demonstrated to play key roles in inhibiting central nervous system regeneration, regulating endoplasmic reticulum formation, and maintaining the integrity of the neuromuscular junction. In this study, an E3 ubiquitin ligase WWP1 was first identified to be a novel interacting partner for Nogo-A both in vitro and in vivo. By using(More)
The two variants of the gamma subunit of the rat renal sodium pump, gamma(a) and gamma(b), have similar effects on the Na,K-ATPase. Both increase the affinity for ATP due to a shift in the enzyme's E(1) <--> E(2) conformational equilibrium toward E(1). In addition, both increase K(+) antagonism of cytoplasmic Na(+) activation. To gain insight into the(More)
This article reviews our studies of the gamma subunit of the sodium pump. Gamma is a member of the FXYD family of small, single transmembrane proteins and is expressed predominantly in the kidney tubule. There are two major variants of gamma which function similarly to bring about two distinct effects, one on K'(ATP) and the other, on K(K), the affinity of(More)
GOLPH3 is a highly conserved protein found across the eukaryotic lineage. The yeast homolog, Vps74p, interacts with and maintains the Golgi localization of several mannosyltransferases, which is subsequently critical for N- and O-glycosylation in yeast. Through the use of a T7 phage display, we discovered a novel interaction between GOLPH3 and a mammalian(More)
The gamma subunit is a specific regulator of Na,K-ATPase expressed mainly in kidney. On SDS-polyacryylamide gel electrophoresis, gamma runs as a doublet, but the origin and significance of the doublet is obscure. Mass spectrometry of the gamma chains of rat kidney Na, K-ATPase shows that gamma(a) (upper) has a mass of 7184.0 +/- 1 Da (carbamidomethyl(More)
The Na,K-ATPase gamma subunit is present primarily in kidney as two splice variants, gammaa and gammab, which differ only at their extracellular N-termini. Two distinct effects of gamma are seen in biochemical Na,K-ATPase assays of mammalian (HeLa) cells transfected with gammaa or gammab, namely, (i) a decrease in K'(ATP) probably secondary to a shift in(More)
Translocation of a nascent protein from the cytosol into the ER mediated by its signal peptide is a critical step in protein secretion. The aim of this work was to develop a platform technology to optimize the signal peptides for high level production of therapeutic antibodies in CHO cells. A database of signal peptides from a large number of human(More)
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