Post-natal ontogenesis of calmodulin and cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase subunits in the Purkinje cell using immunofluorescence.

Abstract

Specific immunofluorescent techniques were utilized to demonstrate the regulatory (RI and RII) and catalytic (C) subunits of cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase, and calmodulin, in the rat cerebellar Purkinje cell during post-natal ontogenesis. Whereas these second messenger receptor proteins were not detectable at 5 days, an increase in staining intensity occurred from this time until adult levels and distribution were attained at 25 days. Differences in immunofluorescent staining were noted between these proteins during ontogenesis. The relationship of these immunocytochemical changes to synaptogenesis and cellular maturation are discussed, including possible interactions between cyclic AMP and calcium messenger systems.

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@article{Cumming1982PostnatalOO, title={Post-natal ontogenesis of calmodulin and cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase subunits in the Purkinje cell using immunofluorescence.}, author={Richard Cumming and Martin R. Krigman and Alton L. Steiner}, journal={Neuroscience letters}, year={1982}, volume={28 3}, pages={247-52} }