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Identification of a nonneuronal isoform of synaptotagmin.

Authors
  • Hudson, A W
  • Birnbaum, M J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Publication Date
Jun 20, 1995
Volume
92
Issue
13
Pages
5895–5899
Identifiers
PMID: 7597049
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Synaptotagmins, which have been found exclusively in neuroendocrine or exocrine tissues, have been implicated in the regulation of secretory vesicle fusion with the plasma membrane. The present paper describes a synaptotagmin isoform (synaptotagmin-5) which exhibits 49% amino acid identity to synaptotagmin-1 and -2. Synaptotagmin-5 mRNA is expressed in rat kidney, adipose tissue, lung, and heart, as well as at higher levels in brain and PC12 cells. Antiserum specific for the synaptotagmin-5 isoform recognizes a protein of about 50 kDa which is about 6-fold more abundant in brain synaptic vesicles than in whole brain membranes.

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