Two acidic Ca2(+)-binding proteins (CaBP33 and CaBP37) purified from bovine brain have been characterized in terms of immunological properties, heat-sensitivity, electrophoretic mobility, and Ca2(+)-dependent binding to negatively charged phospholipids and to brain membranes. They were induced to bind to membranes by homogenization of brain tissue in the presence of CaCl2. The membrane-bound CaBP33/CaBP37 mixture resisted extraction with detergents and was solubilized with high concentrations of EGTA/KCl. However, apparent Ca2(+)-independent binding of the two proteins to membranes seemed to occur as well. This latter fraction of membrane-bound CaBP33 and CaBP37 could be solubilized with Triton X-100, indicating that brain membranes normally contain the two proteins as intrinsic components.

Two novel brain proteins, CaBP33 and CaBP37, are calcium-dependent phospholipid- and membrane-binding proteins

DONATO, Rosario Francesco;GIAMBANCO, Ileana;PULA, Grazia;BIANCHI, Roberta
1990

Abstract

Two acidic Ca2(+)-binding proteins (CaBP33 and CaBP37) purified from bovine brain have been characterized in terms of immunological properties, heat-sensitivity, electrophoretic mobility, and Ca2(+)-dependent binding to negatively charged phospholipids and to brain membranes. They were induced to bind to membranes by homogenization of brain tissue in the presence of CaCl2. The membrane-bound CaBP33/CaBP37 mixture resisted extraction with detergents and was solubilized with high concentrations of EGTA/KCl. However, apparent Ca2(+)-independent binding of the two proteins to membranes seemed to occur as well. This latter fraction of membrane-bound CaBP33 and CaBP37 could be solubilized with Triton X-100, indicating that brain membranes normally contain the two proteins as intrinsic components.
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