The activities of plasma membrane associated sialidase Neu3, total beta-glucosidase, CBE-sensitive beta-glucosidase, non-lysosomal beta-glucosyl ceramidase GBA2, beta-galactosidase, beta-hexosaminidase and sphingomyelinase were determined at three different stages of differentiation of murine neural stem cell cultures, corresponding to precursors, commited progenitors, and differentiated cells. Cell immunostaining for specific markers of the differentiation process, performed after 7 days in culture in presence of differentiating agents, clearly showed the presence of oligodendrocytes, astrocytes and neurons. Glial cells were the most abundant. Sialidase Neu3 after a decrease from progenitors to precursors, showed an increase parallel to the differentiation process. All the other glycosidases increased their activity along differentiation. The activity of CBE-sensitive beta-glucosidase and GBA2 were very similar at the precursor stage, but CBE-sensitive beta-glucosidase increased 7 times while GBA2 only two in the differentiated cells. In addition, we analysed also sphingomyelinase as enzyme specifically associated to sphingolipids. The activity of this enzyme increased from precursors to differentiated cells.

Plasma membrane associated glycohydrolases along differentiation of murine neural stem cells / M. Aureli, A. Gritti, R. Bassi, N. Loberto, A. Ricca, V. Chigorno, A. Prinetti, S. Sonnino. - In: NEUROCHEMICAL RESEARCH. - ISSN 0364-3190. - 37:6(2012), pp. 1344-1354.

Plasma membrane associated glycohydrolases along differentiation of murine neural stem cells

M. Aureli
Primo
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R. Bassi;N. Loberto;V. Chigorno;A. Prinetti
Penultimo
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S. Sonnino
Ultimo
2012

Abstract

The activities of plasma membrane associated sialidase Neu3, total beta-glucosidase, CBE-sensitive beta-glucosidase, non-lysosomal beta-glucosyl ceramidase GBA2, beta-galactosidase, beta-hexosaminidase and sphingomyelinase were determined at three different stages of differentiation of murine neural stem cell cultures, corresponding to precursors, commited progenitors, and differentiated cells. Cell immunostaining for specific markers of the differentiation process, performed after 7 days in culture in presence of differentiating agents, clearly showed the presence of oligodendrocytes, astrocytes and neurons. Glial cells were the most abundant. Sialidase Neu3 after a decrease from progenitors to precursors, showed an increase parallel to the differentiation process. All the other glycosidases increased their activity along differentiation. The activity of CBE-sensitive beta-glucosidase and GBA2 were very similar at the precursor stage, but CBE-sensitive beta-glucosidase increased 7 times while GBA2 only two in the differentiated cells. In addition, we analysed also sphingomyelinase as enzyme specifically associated to sphingolipids. The activity of this enzyme increased from precursors to differentiated cells.
Plasma membrane; Glycoconjugates; Sphingolipids; Hydrolases; Stem cells
Settore BIO/10 - Biochimica
2012
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