The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Molecular characterization of bovine brain P75, a high affinity binding protein for the regulatory subunit of cAMP-dependent protein kinase II beta.

In mammalian brain, physiological signals carried by cAMP seem to be targeted to intraneuronal sites by the association of cAMP-dependent protein kinase II beta with anchoring proteins that bind the regulatory subunit (RII beta) of the enzyme. Previously, an RII beta-binding domain was characterized in a large (Mr approximately 150,000) candidate anchor protein, rat brain P150 (Bregman, D. B., Bhattacharyya, N., and Rubin, C. S. (1989) J. Biol. Chem. 264, 4648-4656). RII beta-binding proteins with Mr values of 65,000-80,000 were detected in the brains of other species. Since little was known about the structural features of these lower Mr proteins, we undertook the characterization of bovine brain P75 as a prototype. A cDNA encoding 258 amino acid residues at the C terminus of P75 was cloned by probing a lambda gt11 expression library with 32P-RII beta. The cDNA insert was ligated into the pET-3b expression plasmid, and large amounts of the partial P75 polypeptide (designated P47) were produced in Escherichia coli. A purification scheme that yielded 9 mg of soluble P47 from a 1-liter bacterial culture was devised. Antibodies directed against the P47 polypeptide revealed that P75 is expressed almost exclusively in brain. The sequence of 117 amino acid residues at the C terminus of P75 contains the RII beta-binding site and is 80% identical to the corresponding region of P150. In contrast, a lower level of identity (36%) between P75 and P150 at a more N-terminal region indicates that the two RII beta-binding proteins are related, but distinct proteins. P75 is not homologous to microtubule-associated protein 2, an RII alpha-selective binding protein, or any other previously studied proteins. C-terminal truncation analysis disclosed that the final 26 residues in P75 are essential for binding RII beta.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities