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)

Purification and characterization of adipocyte heparan sulfate proteoglycans with affinity for lipoprotein lipase.

Lipoprotein lipase (LPL)-binding heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) were isolated from cell extracts and conditioned media of cultured adipocytes treated with phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C (PIPLC). The methodology employed included anion exchange chromatography, affinity chromatography on LPL Affi-Prep 10 and hydrophobic chromatography. HSPGs were resolved into two distinct fractions on the Octyl-Sepharose CL-4B matrix. Treatment of the eluted fractions with heparinase and heparitinase yielded core proteins of 48.4 and 39 kDa. The 39-kDa core protein is anchored to the cell surface by a glycosyl phosphatidylinositol anchor as evidenced by 1) release of the HSPG with the 39-kDa core protein into media by PIPLC treatment and 2) biosynthetic incorporation of [3H]ethanolamine and [32P]orthophosphate into the PIPLC-releasable 39-kDa core protein. PIPLC released 23% of the total heparin-releasable LPL. A similar percentage (24.5%) of the total heparan sulfate chains was released by PIPLC. Over 96% of the total adipocyte heparan sulfate chains bound to LPL Affi-Prep 10 column. The heterogeneity of core proteins of HSPGs with affinity for LPL may provide a structural basis for the multiple fates of LPL on the surface of adipocytes, i.e. internalization, degradation, or recycling to the cell surface and translocation into the medium.[1]


  1. Purification and characterization of adipocyte heparan sulfate proteoglycans with affinity for lipoprotein lipase. Misra, K.B., Kim, K.C., Cho, S., Low, M.G., Bensadoun, A. J. Biol. Chem. (1994) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities