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Title: Characterization of arylsulphatase A in a 70 kDa protein isolated from goat spermatozoa having Na+, K+-ATPase inhibitory activity
Authors: Dhara, Tushar K
Chatterjee, Madhumouli
Bera, Rabindranath
Sen, Parimal C
Keywords: Arylsulphatase A
Goat spermatozoa
Inhibitor of Na+
70 kDa Protein
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: A protein having inhibitory effect on Na+, K+-ATPase as well as showing arylsulphatase A activity (ASA) was isolated from the cytosolic fraction of goat spermatozoa and characterized biochemically. The molecular mass of the protein was found to be 70 kDa (P70) on 10% SDS-PAGE after 35% ammonium sulphate precipitation, followed by hydroxyapatite column chromatographic separation. The isoelectric point (pI) of the protein was found to be 4.9. The sequencing results of first ten N-terminal amino acid residues of protein showed 100%, 90%, and 80% homology with N-terminal 18-27 amino acid residues of mice, pig and human testicular ASA, respectively. The optimum pH, temperature and incubation time for maximum ASA activity of the protein was 5.5, 37°C and 30 min respectively. The ASA activity of protein and AS from a commercial source was studied with respect to the sensitivity to different metal ions, vanadate, carbonyl compounds and ascorbate. Inhibition of AS activity of P70 by silver nitrate suggested that it was related to ASA. Comparable effects of different polyunsaturated fatty acids (eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids) and purified anti P70-antibody on P70 and AS from commercial source were observed. The findings suggested that protein was novel in nature, having both regulatory and catalytic functions and showed similarities with the ASA reported from different sources.
Page(s): 230-236
ISSN: 0975-0959 (Online); 0301-1208 (Print)
Source:IJBB Vol.46(3) [June 2009]

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