RGD Reference Report - Identification, purification, and immunochemical characterization of a tocopherol-binding protein in rat liver cytosol. - Rat Genome Database

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Identification, purification, and immunochemical characterization of a tocopherol-binding protein in rat liver cytosol.

Authors: Yoshida, H  Yusin, M  Ren, I  Kuhlenkamp, J  Hirano, T  Stolz, A  Kaplowitz, N 
Citation: Yoshida H, etal., J Lipid Res. 1992 Mar;33(3):343-50.
RGD ID: 1600437
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:1569384

Tocopherol binding activity accompanying a rat liver cytosolic protein with molecular weight of 30-36 kDa has been demonstrated previously, although the isolation of the protein has not been reported. We now report the purification of an alpha-tocopherol-binding protein (TBP) from rat liver cytosol utilizing three chromatographic procedures: gel filtration, Affi-Gel Blue affinity chromatography, and chromatofocusing. Three peaks of specific alpha-tocopherol-binding activity were resolved on Affi-Gel Blue, referred to as AFB-1A, 1B, and 2. A 32-kDa homogeneous form was obtained after chromatofocusing of AFB-1B. D-alpha-[3H]tocopherol was displaced from homogeneous TBP in the presence of 500-fold excess of nonlabeled alpha-tocopherol, indicating the specificity of the binding. Anti-TBP rabbit antisera identified only one protein in rat hepatic cytosol on Western blotting. TBP immunoreactivity was found in the cytosol of rat liver and the lysate of fractionated hepatocytes, but not in the cytosol of other organs (including the heart, spleen, testes, and lung) nor in the lysate of fractioned Ito cells, endothelial cells, or Kupffer cells isolated from rat liver. Semi-quantitative ELISA demonstrated that rat liver cytosol contained approximately 2 mg TBP/g of cytosol protein. This immunoreactivity was associated with only the 30-36 kDa gel filtration fractions of rat liver cytosol and with both AFB-1A and -1B but not with AFB-2.

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Genes (Rattus norvegicus)
Ttpa  (alpha tocopherol transfer protein)


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