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Beta 1- and beta 3-subunits can associate with presynthesized alpha-subunits of Xenopus oocyte Na,K-ATPase.
Journal of Biological Chemistry
Oligomerization of newly synthesized alpha- and beta-subunits is a prerequisite for the structural and functional maturation of Na,K-ATPase. In this study, we have tested the competence of presynthesized alpha- and beta-subunits to assemble into functional enzyme complexes. Antisense oligonucleotides complementary to alpha-mRNA were used to inhibit alpha-subunit synthesis in Xenopus oocytes leaving a presynthesized trypsin-sensitive alpha-subunit pool. beta-Subunits expressed in these oocytes from injected cRNA assembled with the preexisting alpha-subunits, rendered them trypsin-resistant, and permitted the expression of more ouabain binding sites at the plasma membrane. Similarly, presynthesized beta 1- or beta 3-subunits produced in Xenopus oocytes by injection of beta-cRNA and later of specific antisense oligonucleotides were stabilized and transported out of the endoplasmic reticulum when alpha-cRNA was injected into oocytes. These data indicate that alpha- and beta-subunits can insert into endoplasmic reticulum membranes independent of each other in an assembly-competent form and retain their ability for oligomerization after synthesis.
Animals, Base Sequence, Binding Sites, Cell Membrane/metabolism, DNA, Half-Life, Molecular Sequence Data, Oocytes/enzymology, Ouabain/pharmacology, Protein Conformation, Sodium-Potassium-Exchanging ATPase/chemistry, Sodium-Potassium-Exchanging ATPase/metabolism, Trypsin, Xenopus
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