Endoplasmic reticulum lumenal proteins of rat mammary gland. Potential involvement in lipid droplet assembly during lactation.

Intracellular distribution of selected reticuloplasmins, soluble proteins of the endoplasmic reticulum lumen, in rat mammary gland was investigated during pregnancy, lactation, and involution. During lactation the levels of the calcium binding protein calreticulin, and of protein disulfide isomerase, were elevated. Endoplasmic reticulum was as efficient as… CONTINUE READING