Journal article

The signal for Golgi retention of bovine beta 1,4-galactosyltransferase is in the transmembrane domain.

RD Teasdale, G D'Agostaro, PA Gleeson

Journal of Biological Chemistry | Published : 1992


The expression and localization of bovine beta 1,4-galactosyltransferase (Gal T) has been studied in mammalian cells transfected with Gal T cDNA constructs, and the role of the amino-terminal domains of Gal T in Golgi localization examined. Here we demonstrate that the transmembrane (signal/anchor) domain of bovine Gal T contains a positive Golgi retention signal. Bovine Gal T was characterized in transfected cells with anti-bovine Gal T antibodies, affinity-purified from a rabbit antiserum using a bacterial recombinant fusion protein. These affinity-purified antibodies recognized native bovine Gal T and showed minimum cross-reactivity with Gal T from non-bovine sources. Bovine Gal T cDNA wa..

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