Aberrant retention of tyrosinase in the endoplasmic reticulum mediates accelerated degradation of the enzyme and contributes to the dedifferentiated phenotype of amelanotic melanoma cells (cysteine proteasesyER chaperonesyproteasome)

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The loss of tyrosinase, the key enzyme in melanin synthesis, has been implicated in the dedifferentiation of malignant melanocytes. The presence of tyrosinase transcripts and antigenic peptides in melanoma tumors prompted us to investigate whether the basis for the loss of the enzyme was proteolytic degradation. Toward this aim, we followed the kinetics of… (More)

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@inproceedings{Halaban1997AberrantRO, title={Aberrant retention of tyrosinase in the endoplasmic reticulum mediates accelerated degradation of the enzyme and contributes to the dedifferentiated phenotype of amelanotic melanoma cells (cysteine proteasesyER chaperonesyproteasome)}, author={Ruth Halaban and Elaine Y Cheng and Yuhua Zhang and Gisela Moellmann and D W Hanlon and Marek Michalak and Vijayasaradhi Setaluri and Daniel N. Hebert}, year={1997} }