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J Neurochem. 1983 Aug;41(2):331-40.

Affinity-purified anti-B-50 protein antibody: interference with the function of the phosphoprotein B-50 in synaptic plasma membranes.


Affinity-purified anti-B-50 protein antibodies were used to study the previously proposed relationship of the phosphorylation state of B-50 protein and polyphosphoinositide metabolism in synaptic plasma membranes. Antibodies were raised against a membrane extract enriched in the B-50 protein and its adrenocorticotropin-sensitive protein kinase, obtained from rat brain. Anti-B-50 protein immunoglobulins were purified by affinity chromatography on a solid immunosorbent prepared from B-50 protein isolated by an improved procedure. The purified antibodies reacted only with the B-50 and B-60 protein, a proteolysis derivative (of B-50), as assessed by the sodium dodecyl sulfate-gel immunoperoxidase method. These antibodies inhibited specifically the endogenous phosphorylation of B-50 protein in synaptic plasma membranes, without affecting notably the phosphorylation of other membrane proteins. This inhibition was accompanied by changes of the formation of phosphatidylinositol 4,5-diphosphate and phosphatidic acid in synaptic plasma membranes, whereas formation of phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate was not altered. Inhibition by ACTH 1-24 of the endogenous phosphorylation of B-50 protein in membranes was associated only with an enhancement of the phosphorylation of phosphatidyl-inositol 4-phosphate to phosphatidylinositol 4,5-diphosphate. These data support our hypothesis on the functional interaction of B-50 protein and phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate kinase in rat brain membranes. The evidence shows that purified anti-B-50 protein antibodies can be used to probe specifically the function of B-50 protein in membranes.

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