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Exp Cell Res. 1983 Dec;149(2):375-85.

The distribution of calmodulin in living mitotic cells.

Abstract

Calmodulin has been labeled with rhodamine isothiocyanate (CaM-RITC) and used as a probe for the location of calmodulin in vivo. CaM-RITC retains its capacity to regulate the activity of brain phosphodiesterase in a Ca2+-dependent manner in vitro, indicating that the labeled protein is still active. After injection into living mammalian cells CaM-RITC incorporates rapidly into the mitotic spindle; the details of its localization there mimic closely the distribution of calmodulin seen by immunofluorescence. In interphase cells the CaM-RITC is excluded from the nucleus, but shows no region of specific concentration within the cytoplasm. Neither a 2-fold increase in cellular CaM nor the injection of anti CaM has any observable effect on the progress of mitosis.

PMID:
6641808
DOI:
10.1016/0014-4827(83)90350-6
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