We have previously reported the isolation of a 35-kDa protein from A-431 cells that, in the presence of Ca2+, can serve as a substrate for the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor/tyrosine kinase. We now report the detection of an antigenically related 35-kDa protein in a number, but not all, of rat, pig, and human tissues. These antigenically related proteins also can serve as substrates for the EGF receptor/kinase in the presence of Ca2+. All of these proteins share the property of reversible, Ca2+-dependent binding to the particulate fraction (presumably membranes) of cell homogenates. We have isolated the 35-kDa substrate from porcine lung and have demonstrated that it is a Ca2+-binding protein. The amino-terminal sequence and the site of tyrosine phosphorylation therein have been determined. The positions of the acidic amino acid residues amino-terminal to the tyrosine phosphorylation site bear a distinct resemblance to the sequence in the homologous region of a number of other substrates for tyrosine kinases. Based on available data, the 35-kDa protein clearly differs from the protein I complex derived from intestinal mucosa and thought to be related to the proteins isolated herein. Finally, we report a striking sequence homology between the porcine 35-kDa described herein and human lipocortin, and phospholipase A2 inhibitor.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology