Neurofilament heterogeneity has been demonstrated using a monoclonal antibody (CH1) specific for the 150,000 molecular weight neurofilament subunit. In the peripheral nevous system of adult rats CH1 stained selectively sympathetic and parasympathetic neurons and a subpopulation of small neurons in the sensory dorsal root ganglia. Somatic motor neurons and large neurons in dorsal root ganglia were completely unreactive. In contrast, the anti-neurofilament antibody iC8, directed against the 150,000 molecular weight subunit, labelled all peripheral nervous system neurons. The immunostaining pattern with both antibodies was unchanged by phosphatase treatment. These data indicate that two antigenically distinct variants of the 150,000 molecular weight neurofilament subunit exist in somatic and autonomic neurons of adult animals. In addition, the phosphatase treatment suggests that the antigen recognized by CH1 is not masked by phosphorylation. In contrast, all neurons were labelled by this antibody in the peripheral nervous system of newborn rats. It is suggested that CH1 identifies a fetal 150,000 molecular weight neurofilament polypeptide isoform whose expression is prevented by the growth of somatic neurons and is selectively maintained in autonomic and small sensory neurons.
|Titolo:||A DEVELOPMENTALLY REGULATED ISOFORM OF 150,000 MOLECULAR-WEIGHT NEUROFILAMENT PROTEIN SPECIFICALLY EXPRESSED IN AUTONOMIC AND SMALL SENSORY NEURONS|
GORIO, ALFREDO (Penultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1987|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0306-4522(87)90169-2|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|