Keith R. Shelton

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The influence of lead and calcium on the metabolism of a nuclear matrix protein has been studied in mouse neuroblastoma 2a (Nb2a) cells. This protein, p32/6.3, has an unusual distribution in that it is relatively abundant only in normal neural tissues and in intranuclear inclusion bodies induced in kidney tubule-lining cells of chronically lead-intoxicated(More)
Characteristic intranuclear inclusion bodies have been isolated from the kidney cortex of lead-intoxicated rats. A protein has been identified which appears to be unique to the inclusion bodies. It was not detected in kidney or liver from normal rats, suggesting that it is induced by lead. However, sequestration of an extant protein by lead remains a(More)
Differential inductive effects of lead on protein synthesis in rat fibroblasts and kidney epithelial cells were examined. The lead was administered as lead glutamate, a complex known to introduce lead into cells. Lead exposure induced the synthesis of three proteins which constitute two separate stress protein subgroups. Two of these proteins have been(More)
A characteristic feature of chronic lead intoxication is the induction of intranuclear inclusion bodies in cells lining kidney proximal tubules. These are relatively insoluble lead- and protein-rich structures which may serve a protective function by sequestering lead. The most abundant protein of isolated inclusion bodies, p32/6.3, has been partially(More)
Lamins A and B, the two most abundant proteins in the nuclear envelope fraction, can each be converted into disulfide cross-linked homotypic oligomers by oxidation of intrinsic disulfide bonds. The cross-linked polymers of lamin A include dimers, trimers, tetramers, and larger polymers. Those that enter acrylamide gels migrate as expected for their(More)
Lamins A, B, and C are the most abundant proteins in a residual nuclear envelope fraction derived from the nuclear lamina. They have been separated and identified in several tissues by two-dimensional electrophoresis based on their isoelectric points and molecular weights. Molecular weights and ionic properties have been conserved in the evolution of(More)
Protein has been selectively extracted from isolated chicken erythrocyte nuclear envelope by (1) dilute MgCl2/Triton X-100 followed by (2) concentrated MgCl2/Triton X-100 solutions. Certain proteins appear to be selectively dissolved in the first solvent and may occur in the nuclear envelope primarily as lipoproteins. Among the proteins insoluble in the low(More)
The lead-associated nuclear protein, p32/6.3, increases significantly in the postnatally developing rat cerebral cortex (Egle and Shelton, J. Biol. Chem., 261 (1986) 2294-2298). In the present study, this increase has been identified with late development of the cerebral cortex or forebrain because p32/6.3 reached adult levels 10 to 14 days after birth in(More)