María Belén Decca

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Post-translational arginylation consists of the covalent union of an arginine residue to a Glu, Asp, or Cys amino acid at the N-terminal position of proteins. This reaction is catalyzed by the enzyme arginyl-tRNA protein transferase. Using mass spectrometry, we have recently demonstrated in vitro the post-translational incorporation of arginine into the(More)
Arginine can be post-translationally incorporated from arginyl-tRNA into the N-terminus of soluble acceptor proteins in a reaction catalyzed by arginyl-tRNA protein transferase. In the present study, several soluble rat brain proteins that accepted arginine were identified after arginine incorporation by two dimensional electrophoresis and mass(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the N-terminal post-translational incorporation of arginine into cytosolic proteins from cultured cells and the in vitro incorporation of arginine into soluble proteins of PC12 cells after serum deprivation. Arginine incorporation was measured in the presence of protein synthesis inhibitors. None of the inhibitors used(More)
Post-translational modification of proteins is a complex mechanism by which cells regulate protein activities. One post-translational modification is the incorporation of arginine into the NH2-terminus of proteins. It has been hypothesized that in rat brain extracts, one of the proteins modified by this reaction is the microtubule-associated protein(More)
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