Proteasomes from Dictyostelium discoideum: characterization of structure and function.


We have isolated and purified 20 S proteasomes from Dictyostelium discoideum and characterized their proteolytic activities. Two-dimensional electrophoresis revealed 13 distinct spots. Affinity purification with a subunit-specific monoclonal antibody indicated that the preparation was homogeneous, i.e., each individual proteasome appeared to have the full… (More)