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Acyl-CoA-binding protein is a potent m-calpain activator.

Acyl-CoA-binding protein, a 20-kDa homodimer that exerts many physiological functions, promotes activation of the classic calpain forms, most markedly that of the m-isozyme. This protein factor was purified from rat skeletal muscle and was also expressed in Escherichia coli. Both native and recombinant acyl-CoA-binding proteins show the same molecular properties and an identical capacity to decrease the [Ca(2+)] required for m-calpain activity. The binding of long-chain acyl-CoAs to acyl-CoA-binding protein does not modify the activating effect on calpains. Acyl-CoA-binding protein seems to be involved in the m-calpain regulation process, whereas the previously identified UK114 activator is a specific modulator of micro-calpain. Acyl-CoA-binding protein is proposed as a new component of the Ca(2+)-dependent proteolytic system. A comparative analysis among levels of classic calpains and their activator proteins is also reported.[1]


  1. Acyl-CoA-binding protein is a potent m-calpain activator. Melloni, E., Averna, M., Salamino, F., Sparatore, B., Minafra, R., Pontremoli, S. J. Biol. Chem. (2000) [Pubmed]
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