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Comparison of putative cGMP-binding regions in bovine brain and cardiac cGMP-stimulated phosphodiesterases.

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  • 1Laboratory of Cellular Metabolism, NHLBI, NIH.


After photolabelling of purified bovine brain particulate cGMP stimulated phosphodiesterase (PDE) with [32P]cGMP, incubation with V8 Endoproteinase Glu-C produced several fragments; most of the [32P] was associated with smaller fragments (approximately 12-14 kDa), and some occasionally with larger fragments (approximately 55-57 kDa). Partial amino acid sequences were determined for the smaller photolabelled fragments and other peptides. On Western immunoblots, affinity-purified antibodies against a synthetic peptide with a sequence matching part of that of the approximately 12-14 kDa photolabelled material reacted with intact PDE and the approximately 12-14 kDa and approximately 55-57 kDa fragments. Several partial cDNA clones encoding the cGMP-stimulated PDE were isolated from a Lambda Zap II bovine brain cDNA library. Deduced amino acid sequence from one cDNA clone, lambda cGS 3-1, as well as the partial sequence of the approximately 12-14 kDa and other fragments, exhibited considerable identity with amino acid residues 311-921 of the cardiac cGMP-stimulated PDE (Trong et al., 1990), including the putative cGMP-binding domain (Charbonneau et al., 1990). These results further define this cGMP-binding domain and suggest that different cGMP-stimulated PDEs will exhibit considerable homology, at least in their cGMP-binding region(s) and catalytic domains.

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