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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1995 Jan 17;206(2):439-48.

Doc2: a novel brain protein having two repeated C2-like domains.

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Shionogi Institute for Medical Science, Settsu, Japan.


Two repeated C2-like domains interacting with Ca2+ and phospholipid are found in synaptotagmin and Rabphilin-3A which are implicated in neurotransmitter release. Here we have isolated a cDNA encoding a novel protein having two repeated C2-like domains from a human brain cDNA library. The isolated cDNA encodes a protein with 400 amino acids and a M(r) of 44,071. The purified recombinant protein indeed interacts with Ca2+ and phospholipid. We have named this protein Doc2 (Double C2). Doc2 is exclusively expressed in brain and is highly concentrated in the synaptic vesicle fraction. These results suggest that Doc2 is a novel brain protein and serves as a Ca2+ sensor in neurotransmitter release.

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