Learn More
CapZ is a widely distributed and highly conserved, heterodimeric protein, that nucleates actin polymerization and binds to the barbed ends of actin filaments, preventing the addition or loss of actin monomers. CapZ interaction with actin filaments was shown to be of high affinity and decreased in the presence of PIP2. CapZ was located in nascent Z-lines(More)
Fish alpha-actinin purified from sea-trout and bass white muscle by means of two different extraction procedures was used to investigate the eventual presence of different muscle isoforms in Z-disks. These fish alpha-actinins have the same apparent molecular weight (100 kDa) and the same isoelectric point (pI = 5.6), and also have a total antigenic identity(More)
In addition to polymorphism of the peptide-binding site, the density of the MHC class II molecules expressed on the membrane of APC could well play a significant role in the MHC-peptide-TCR interaction during the immune response. We therefore investigated the regulation of the expression of the HLA-DRB genes at the transcriptional level. A competitive PCR(More)
Striated musclecytoskeleton was studied by ultrastructure and electrophoresis.Treatment of sea bass white muscle myofibrils and glycerinatedfibres with calpain caused disruption of costameres, intermediatefilaments, and Z-line, without altering sarcomeres. V8 proteasealso caused loss of costameres and Z-line, and disruptedsarcomeres without affecting the(More)
In the present study, we have described an improved method allowing the isolation of proteins which form tightly associated complexes in organized structures such as Z line in skeletal muscle. This procedure is based on both extraction and chromatography in the presence of a chaotropic agent. KI at medium concentration (0.6 M) was selected, taking into(More)
We have compared the functional properties of CapZ from fish white skeletal muscle with those of CapZ from chicken muscle. CapZ is a heterodimer, which enhances actin nucleation and inhibits the depolymerization process by binding to the barbed ends of microfilaments. Here, we report the interaction of CapZ not only with F-actin, but also with monomeric(More)
Two fundamental properties of monomeric actin were examined in this study, ie its interaction with DNase-I, and the inhibition of endonuclease activity consecutive to the association of the two molecules. In particular, the topological independence between catalytic site of DNase-I and interface with actin, structural changes in actin monomer and the(More)
  • 1