Reactivity of cysteine 18 in oncomodulin

PMID: 2153144

Autor principal: Clayshulte TM

Revista: J Biol Chem

Año: 1990

Plataforma de Búsqueda: PubMed

Metodología: Experimento

Grupo de estudio: Otros (animales plantas microorganismos)


The reactivity of recombinant and tumor-derived preparations of oncomodulin toward 5,5’-dithiobis-(2- nitrobenzoate) (Ellman’s reagent) and dansylaziridine was investigated. In contrast to previously published data (Mutus, B., Palmer, E. J., and MacManus, J. P. (1988) Biochemistry 27, 5615-5622), the apoprotein was observed to react far more rapidly than the calcium-bound form with Ellman’s reagent. Attempts to quantitatively label the native protein with dansylaziridine met with little success, either with the metalfree or calcium-bound forms. In neither case did the extent of modification approach the level observed with the sodium dodecyl sulfate-denatured form of the protein. These results suggest that access to the sulfhydry1 group of Cys- 18 is severely restricted in the native protein, particularly when the high affinity ion-binding sites are occupied. Consistent with these observations, prolonged incubation of native oncomodulin at room temperature in the absence of reductant did not result in the generation of disulfide-linked dimers, either in the presence or absence of Ca2’. Interestingly, however, Cu2+ ion was observed to facilitate the apparent dimerization of oncomodulin. This reaction, which occurs more rapidly with the Ca2+-free form of the protein, affords material with the expected electrophoretic mobility. However, in contrast with the results of Mutus et al. (see above), dimeric oncomodulin prepared in this manner fails to stimulate bovine heart CAMP phosphodiesterase.


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