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A peripheral membrane protein with a relative molecular mass of 93,000 Da is associated with cytoplasmic domains of the inhibitory glycine receptor of mammalian spinal cord. Here, evidence is given that this 93-kDa protein binds to polymerized tubulin. First, tubulin cofractionated with the 93-kDa protein upon affinity purification of the glycine receptor.(More)
The molecular regulation of tubulin synthesis was investigated in the regenerating goldfish retina. Previous in vivo studies pointed to an increase in tubulin synthesis in the retina during regeneration of the injured goldfish optic nerve. Using labeled cDNA probes, we showed that this increase occurs as a result of enhanced tubulin mRNA levels. Analysis of(More)
Microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) from calf brain were fluorescently labeled with 6-iodoacetamido fluorescein (I-AF). The modified MAPs (especially enriched for MAP2) were fully active in promoting tubulin polymerization in vitro and readily associated with cytoplasmic filaments when microinjected into living cultured cells. Double-labeling experiments(More)
The heterogeneity of tau microtubule-associated proteins from rat brain is developmentally determined. Newborn rat brain contains two tau polypeptides (tau 0) with somewhat different molecular weights than the five tau components associated with microtubules from 12-day-old brain (tau 12). tau 0 and tau 12 are immunologically related and crossreact with(More)
The cytoplasmic and particulate tubulin content of postnatal rat brains was determined at various stages of development. The amount of tubulin in the soluble fraction was found to increase after birth and levels off at the age of 10-15 days, while the total protein content is still increasing. Indeed, the percentage of tubulin in the soluble fraction is(More)
Mouse neuroblastoma cells in stationary phase of growth display partially developed electrical properties. Addition of the K+ selective carrier valinomycin to these cells causes rapid enhancement of electrical excitability. We suggest that the appearance of molecules with properties similar to valinomycin is essential for the full expression of electrical(More)