Journal article

ERp29 is a ubiquitous resident of the endoplasmic reticulum with a distinct role in secretory protein production

SD Shnyder, MJ Hubbard

JOURNAL OF HISTOCHEMISTRY & CYTOCHEMISTRY | HISTOCHEMICAL SOC INC | Published : 2002

Abstract

ERp29 was recently characterized biochemically as a novel protein that resides in mammalian endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Here we applied immunochemical procedures at the cellular level to investigate the hypothesized role of ERp29 in secretory protein production. ERp29 was localized exclusively to the ER/nuclear envelope of MDCK cells using confocal immunocytochemistry and comparative markers of the ER lumen, ER/Golgi membrane, nuclei, and mitochondria. A predominant association with rough ER was revealed by sucrose-gradient analysis of rat liver microsomes. Immunohistochemistry showed ERp29 expression in 35 functionally distinct cell types of rat, establishing ERp29 as a general ER marker. T..

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