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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1992 Jan 31;182(2):921-30.

Both stimulatory and inhibitory GDP/GTP exchange proteins, smg GDS and rho GDI, are active on multiple small GTP-binding proteins.

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Department of Biochemistry, Kobe University School of Medicine, Japan.


Six peaks of small GTP-binding proteins (G proteins) were separated by column chromatographies from the cytosol fraction of the differentiated HL-60 cells: two peaks of rho p21, one peak of smg/rap1 p21, two peaks of rac1 p21, and one peak of an unidentified small G protein with a Mr of about 20,000 (20 KG). smg GDS, previously thought to be a stimulatory GDP/GTP exchange protein for smg p21, Ki-ras p21, and rho p21, but not for Ha-ras p21 or smg p25A, was also active on rac1 p21. rho GDI, previously thought to be an inhibitory GDP/GTP exchange protein specific for rho p21, was also active on rac1 p21. These results indicate that both smg GDS and rho GDI are active on multiple small G proteins.

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