p27(BBP)/eIF6 is an evolutionarily conserved protein necessary for ribosome biogenesis which was cloned in mammals for its ability to bind the cytodomain of beta 4 integrin. In cultured cells, a conspicuous fraction of p27(BBP)/eIF6 is associated with the intermediate filaments/nuclear matrix (IF/NM) cytoskeleton. The mechanism of this association is not known. Here we show that in epidermis p27(BBP)/eIF6 is naturally associated with IF/NM. To analyze the intrinsic capability of p27(BBP)/eIF6 to generate cytoskeletal networks, the properties of the pure, recombinant, untagged protein were studied. Recombinant p27(BBP)/eIF6 binds beta 4 integrin. Upon dialysis against IF buffer, p27(BBP)/eIF6 forms polymers which, strikingly, have a morphology identical to NM filaments. Cross-linking experiments suggested that polymerization is favored by the formation of disulphide bridges. These data suggest that p27(BBP)/eIF6 is associated with the cytoskeleton, and contributes to formation of NM filaments. These findings help to settle the controversy on nuclear matrix.

Formation of nuclear matrix filaments by p27(BBP)/eIF6 / M. Ceci, N. Offenhäuser, P.C. Marchisio, S. Biffo. - In: BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS. - ISSN 0006-291X. - 295:2(2002 Jul 12), pp. 295-299.

Formation of nuclear matrix filaments by p27(BBP)/eIF6

M. Ceci
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S. Biffo
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2002

Abstract

p27(BBP)/eIF6 is an evolutionarily conserved protein necessary for ribosome biogenesis which was cloned in mammals for its ability to bind the cytodomain of beta 4 integrin. In cultured cells, a conspicuous fraction of p27(BBP)/eIF6 is associated with the intermediate filaments/nuclear matrix (IF/NM) cytoskeleton. The mechanism of this association is not known. Here we show that in epidermis p27(BBP)/eIF6 is naturally associated with IF/NM. To analyze the intrinsic capability of p27(BBP)/eIF6 to generate cytoskeletal networks, the properties of the pure, recombinant, untagged protein were studied. Recombinant p27(BBP)/eIF6 binds beta 4 integrin. Upon dialysis against IF buffer, p27(BBP)/eIF6 forms polymers which, strikingly, have a morphology identical to NM filaments. Cross-linking experiments suggested that polymerization is favored by the formation of disulphide bridges. These data suggest that p27(BBP)/eIF6 is associated with the cytoskeleton, and contributes to formation of NM filaments. These findings help to settle the controversy on nuclear matrix.
animals; blotting, western; carrier proteins; intermediate filament proteins; mice; nuclear matrix; recombinant proteins; peptide initiation factors
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