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Author
Terashima, Masaharu
Shimoyama, Makoto
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Actin, a major constituent in all eukaryotic cells, is one of the most important components of cytoskeletal architecture, and is involved in a numerous cellular processes including phagocytosis, cell locomotion, and maintenance of cell shape. These functions depend on the capacity of actin to polymerize and depolymerize. We previously reported that chicken arginine-specific ADP-ribosyltransferase ADP-ribosylated globular (G-) and filamentous (F-) actins, and that the modification of G-actin inhibited its capacity to polymerize i,1 vitro and in situ, suggesting the involvement of ADP-ribosylation in regulation of the cytoskeletal organization in vivo. In the present study, we demonstrated that ADP-ribosylation of F-actin resulted in the depolymerization of the actin. Thus, ADP-ribosylation may have a role to shift G-F actin equilibrium toward the G-actin through the modification of both G- and F-actins, and participate in the regulation ofcytoskeletal reorganization.
Journal Title
Shimane journal of medical science
Volume
17
Issue
2
Start Page
37
End Page
41
ISSN
03865959
ISSN(Online)
24332410
Published Date
1999-12-01
NCID
AA00841586
Publisher Aalternative
Shimane Medical University
NII Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Format
PDF
Text Version
出版社版
OAI-PMH Set
Faculty of Medicine
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http://ci.nii.ac.jp/vol_issue/nels/AA00841586_jp.html