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)

Phosphatase and carbocyanine dye binding define different types of phosphate groups in mammalian neurofilaments.

The phosphorylation state of human and bovine spinal cord neurofilaments (NF) was studied by direct phosphate analysis and carbocyanine dye ("Stains-all") binding to NF polypeptides resolved on SDS-polyacrylamide gels. Electrophoretically purified NF-H (200 kDa), NF-M (160 kDa), and NF-L (68 kDa) of human origin contained 24, 18, and 4 mol phosphate/ mol protein, whereas bovine NF contained 53, 23, and 5 mol phosphate/ mol protein, respectively. Incubation of NF preparations with E. coli alkaline phosphatase removed about 55% of the phosphate from NF-H, about 30% of the phosphate from both human and bovine NF-M, but did not change the phosphate content of NF-L. This treatment also inhibited or substantially reduced the binding of electroblotted NF-H and NF-M to 2 anti-NF monoclonal antibodies known to recognize phosphorylated sites on projection side arms. "Stains-all" was found to be a very sensitive probe for detection of phosphorylated cytoskeletal proteins. Without the phosphatase treatment, NF and other phosphoproteins, MAP1, MAP2, tubulin, and tau, all bound the carbocyanine dye on SDS gels, forming blue dye-protein complexes. Measured densitometrically at 615 nm, the staining intensity (relative units/ mol protein) was 9, 9, and 3 for human and 10, 13, and 6 for bovine NF-H, NF-M, and NF-L, respectively. NF-H bound the dye less efficiently than was expected from its phosphate content. After phosphatase treatment, NF-H, with half of its phosphate residues remaining, no longer formed blue complex with "Stains-all," the staining intensity of NF-M decreased by 20-40%, and the staining of NF-L was not changed.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)[1]


WikiGenes - Universities