XB-ART-30450Life Sci 1982 Dec 27;3126:3043-50. doi: 10.1016/0024-3205(82)90073-x.
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Processing of normal and non-glycosylated forms of toad pro-opiocortin by rat intermediate (pituitary) lobe pro-opiocortin converting enzyme activity.
The influence of glycosylation of a prohormone, pro-opiocortin, on its processing by intermediate (pituitary) lobe converting enzyme activity in vitro was studied. [3H]-arginine-labeled glycosylated and non-glycosylated pro-opiocortins were isolated from untreated, and tunicamycin treated toad neurointermediate lobes, respectively, after pulse-labeling in [3H]-arginine containing incubation media. These labeled precursors were then incubated at 37 degrees C in the presence of pro-opiocortin converting enzyme activity derived from rat intermediate lobe (pituitary) secretory granule lysates. The rates of conversion of the glycosylated and nonglycosylated pro-opiocortins to smaller peptide products, in vitro, were similar. Analysis of the peptide products by immunoprecipitation with ACTH and beta-endorphin antisera, and subsequent electrophoresis on acid-urea gels, indicate a comparable processing in vitro of the two forms of pro-opiocortin substrate. The only difference was that the normally glycosylated peptide products derived from glycosylated pro-opiocortin (i.e., 13K ACTH, 21K ACTH, and the 16K glycopeptide) differed in their gel electrophoretic mobilities from their counterparts derived from nonglycosylated prohormone, in a manner consistent with the absence of carbohydrate on the latter's peptides. These data show that glycosylation of the prohormone does not influence its processing in vitro by the converting enzyme activity.
PubMed ID: 6298538
Article link: Life Sci
Species referenced: Xenopus laevis
Genes referenced: pomc