Activity of a trypsin sensitive acid deoxyribonuclease (DNase) inhibitor has been detected in 13 to 21 day old embryonic chicken brains and in clonal lines of neuroblastoma cells (adrenergic, N1E 115, and neurotransmitter inactive, N 18) grown for 48 hr after subculture. The activities of purified porcine and bovine spleen DNases were inhibited 60-75% in the presence of the inhibitor, whereas less than 10% inhibition was observed with purified pancreatic DNase. Activities of an acidic DNase and its inhibitor reached maxima in 21 day old embryonic chicken brain. The proteins were separated by isoelectric focusing and affinity column chromatographic techniques. The pI values of the acid DNase and its inhibitor were 5.4 and 4.2, respectively.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|State||Published - 1977|
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