Cloning and sequence determination of rat dentin sialoprotein, a novel dentin protein.

Dentin sialoprotein (DSP) is a 53-kDa protein isolated from rat dentin. It contains 29.6% carbohydrate (including 9% sialic acid) and has an overall composition similar to that of the bone sialoproteins osteopontin and bone sialoprotein (i.e. rich in Asp, Ser, Glu, and Gly). Using a monospecific anti-DSP polyclonal antibody to screen a rat incisor… CONTINUE READING