Identification of Tetrahymena hsp60 as a 14-nm filament protein/citrate synthase-binding protein and its possible involvement in the oral apparatus formation

Citation
T. Takeda et al., Identification of Tetrahymena hsp60 as a 14-nm filament protein/citrate synthase-binding protein and its possible involvement in the oral apparatus formation, GENES CELLS, 6(2), 2001, pp. 139-149
Citations number
44
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Journal title
GENES TO CELLS
ISSN journal
1356-9597 → ACNP
Volume
6
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
139 - 149
Database
ISI
SICI code
1356-9597(200102)6:2<139:IOTHAA>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
Background: Tetrahymena 14-nm filament protein (14FP) is bifunctional, with roles as a citrate synthase in mitochondria and as a cytoskeletal protein in nuclear events during fertilization and in oral morphogenesis, In this s tudy, to further our understanding of the bifunctional property of 14FP, we attempted to screen 14FP-binding proteins using affinity column chromatogr aphy, Results: Through the screening of 14FP-binding proteins using 14FP-affinity chromatography, we detected 65 kDa and 70 kDa proteins that bound to 14FP in an ATP dependent manner. From the N-terminal amino acid sequence, these proteins were identified as the Tetrahymena mitochondrial chaperones, hsp60 and mthsp70, respectively. Tetrahymena hsp60 was recognized with a monoclo nal antibody raised against human hsp60. Immunofluorescence and immunoelect ron microscopy using the monoclonal antibody showed that Tetrahymena hsp60 was localized to mitochondria, Moreover, Tetrahymena hsp60 was also present at extramitochondrial sites including basal bodies of cilia and oral appar atus, and particularly at the developing oral apparatus during cell divisio n. Conclusion: These results suggest that Tetrahymena hsp60 is localized in ba sal bodies and is involved in cortical patterning such as the formation of the oral apparatus as well as having a role in the folding of mitochondrial proteins in mitochondria.