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Organ-specific changes in the expression of mannose-6-phosphate receptors during postnatal development in rats.

Authors: Jofre, GF  Balmaceda, V  Sartor, T  Carvelli, L  Barrera, P  Sosa, MA 
Citation: Jofre GF, etal., Cells Tissues Organs. 2009;190(1):27-33. Epub 2008 Sep 30.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:18824840
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1159/000159371

The significance of the coexistence of 2 mannose-6-phosphate receptors (MPRs) in most cell types still remains poorly understood. In this study, expression of the cation-dependent MPR (CD-MPR) and the cation-independent MPR (CI-MPR) was measured by Western blot in rat organs at 3 ages, i.e. in newborn and 10- and 90-day-old rats. It was observed that expression of the CI-MPR tends to diminish from newborns to adults in 5 of the 6 organs studied, whereas the CD-MPR did not show a clear tendency over time. In pancreas, conversely, both MPRs increased progressively from newborns to adults. The activity of 2 acid hydrolases was also measured at the different ages, and a low correlation was found with the expression of the 2 MPRs. With the exception of the pancreas, it is possible that the CI-MPR is mostly occupied with the clearance of insulin-like growth factor-II at early stages of development, and that later both MPRs may participate in the maturation of the lysosomal apparatus. We propose that in the pancreas, both receptors may be involved in increasing the proteolytic activity of this exocrine gland during postnatal development.

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CRRD ID: 2311621
Created: 2009-07-27
Species: All species
Last Modified: 2009-07-27
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