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Photoaffinity labelling of central-nervous-system myelin. Evidence for an endogenous type I cyclic AMP-dependent kinase phosphorylating the larger subunit of 2',3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase.

By J M Bradbury and R J Thompson


Endogenous cyclic AMP-stimulated phosphorylation of a 49700-Mr Wolfgram protein component in rabbit central nervous system was investigated by using photoaffinity labelling and 2',3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase activity staining after electroblotting on to nitrocellulose paper. Photoaffinity labelling with 8'-azidoadenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate showed a cyclic AMP-binding protein that appeared to be intrinsic to the myelin membrane and appeared to represent the R-subunit of a type I cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase. This photoaffinity-labelled protein was of larger apparent Mr than the protein showing cyclic AMP-stimulated phosphorylation. Blotting of one-dimensional sodium dodecyl sulphate/polyacrylamide-gel electrophoretograms followed by staining for 2',3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase activity showed two activity bands corresponding to the two components of the Wolfgram protein doublet. Cyclic AMP-stimulated protein phosphorylation corresponded to the upper component of this doublet. Electroblotting of two-dimensional non-equilibrium pH-gradient electrophoretograms also showed co-migration of cyclic AMP-stimulated protein phosphorylation with enzyme activity. It is proposed that central-nervous-system myelin contains an endogenous type I cyclic-AMP dependent protein kinase that phosphorylates the larger subunit of 2',3'-cyclic nucleotide 3'-phosphodiesterase

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1984
DOI identifier: 10.1042/bj2210361
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Provided by: PubMed Central
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