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Regulation of calcium binding proteins calreticulin and calsequestrin during differentiation in the myogenic cell line L6.

Authors: Tharin, S  Hamel, PA  Conway, EM  Michalak, M  Opas, M 
Citation: Tharin S, etal., J Cell Physiol. 1996 Mar;166(3):547-60.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:8600158
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1002/(SICI)1097-4652(199603)166:3<547::AID-JCP9>3.0.CO;2-P

In this report we defined the structural and temporal limits within which calreticulin and calsequestrin participate in the muscle cell phenotype, in the L6 model myogenic system. Calreticulin and calsequestrin are two Ca2+ binding proteins thought to participate in intracellular Ca2+ homeostasis. We show that calsequestrin protein and mRNA were expressed when L6 cells were induced to differentiate, during which time the level of expression of calreticulin protein did not change appreciably. Calreticulin mRNA levels, however, were constant throughout L6 cell differentiation except for slight decline in the mRNA levels at the very late stages of L6 differentiation (day 11-12). We also show that the two Ca2+ binding proteins are coexpressed in differentiated L6 cells. Based on its mobility in SDS-PAGE, L6 rat skeletal muscle cells in culture expressed cardiac isoform of calsequestrin. In the mature rat skeletal muscle, calreticulin and calsequestrin were localized to sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR). Calreticulun, but not calsequestrin, staining was also observed in the perinuclear region. These data suggest that expression of calreticulin and calsequestrin may be under different control during myogenesis in rat L6 cells in culture.


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Created: 2009-09-15
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