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The enzyme glutaminase in brain is responsible for the synthesis of neurotransmitter glutamate. We used the two-hybrid genetic selection system in yeast to look for interactors of glutaminase in human brain. We have identified two proteins containing PDZ domains, alpha1-syntrophin and a glutaminase-interacting protein, named GIP, that showed association(More)
In mammals, there are two different genes encoding for glutaminase isoforms, named liver (LGA) and kidney (KGA) types. LGA has long been believed to be present only in liver mitochondria from adult animals. However, we have recently reported the presence of LGA mRNA in human brain. We now describe the expression of LGA mRNA in the brain of other mammals(More)
Glutaminolysis is initiated by either of two isoforms, K- and L-types, of the enzyme phosphate-activated glutaminase. The chromosomal localization, genomic organization, and the tissue-specific expression of the genes have been investigated in the human by using isoform-specific cDNA probes. Results obtained from radiation hybrid mapping experiments(More)
A human brain cDNA clone coding for a novel PDZ-domain protein of 124 amino acids was previously isolated in our laboratory. The protein was termed glutaminase-interacting protein (GIP), because it interacts with the C-terminal region of the human L-type glutaminase (LGA). The pattern of expression and functions of GIP in brain are completely unknown, so(More)
A human brain cDNA clone coding for a novel PDZ-domain protein of 124 amino acids has been previously isolated in our laboratory. The protein was termed GIP (glutaminase-interacting protein) because it interacts with the C-terminal region of the human brain glutaminase L. Here we report the heterologous expression of GIP as a histidine-tagged fusion protein(More)
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