A novel neuro-muscular marker for the heavy subunit of neurofilament proteins, NF-H, and striated muscle myosin of Xenopus laevis.

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serval:BIB_431AD4D6FF26
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
A novel neuro-muscular marker for the heavy subunit of neurofilament proteins, NF-H, and striated muscle myosin of Xenopus laevis.
Journal
Neuroscience Letters
Author(s)
Riederer B.M., Marugg R.A., Schönenberger N.
ISSN
0304-3940 (Print)
ISSN-L
0304-3940
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1995
Volume
202
Number
1-2
Pages
125-128
Language
english
Abstract
A novel monoclonal antibody, M7, is described, that reacts on Western blots with the large subunit of the neurofilament triplet proteins (NF-H) and with striated muscle myosin of Xenopus laevis. Enzymatically digested neurofilament and myosin proteins revealed different immunoreactive peptide fragments on Western blots. Therefore, the antibody must react with immunologically related epitopes common to both proteins. Immunohistochemistry showed staining of large and small axons in CNS and PNS, and nerves could be followed into endplate regions of skeletal muscles. These muscles were characterized by a striated immunostaining of the M-lines. Despite the crossreactivity of M7 with NF-H and muscle myosin, this antibody may be a tool to study innervation of muscle fibers, and to define changes in the neuromuscular organization during early development and metamorphosis of tadpoles.
Keywords
Animals, Antibodies, Monoclonal, Antibody Specificity, Biological Markers, Chymotrypsin/pharmacology, Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel, Immunohistochemistry, Muscle, Skeletal/chemistry, Muscle, Skeletal/enzymology, Myosins/analysis, Myosins/immunology, Neurofilament Proteins/analysis, Neurofilament Proteins/immunology, Serine Endopeptidases/pharmacology, Trypsin/pharmacology, Xenopus laevis
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