화학공학소재연구정보센터
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.427, No.1, 1-4, 2012
Are alsin and spartin novel interaction partners?
Mutations in ALS2 gene/alsin are associated with recessive forms of motor neuron disorders including Juvenile Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (JALS), Infantile-onset Ascending Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (IAHSP) and Juvenile Primary Lateral Sclerosis (JPLS). In this study, we show that alsin and another MND-linked protein, spartin are related to each other both at mRNA and protein levels in Neuro2a cells. We observed significant alterations in spartin expression in alsin knock-down conditions. We further found that both proteins colocalize in N2a cells and spartin isoform-a precipitates with alsin in the same protein complex. In the light of these results we suggest that alsin and spartin may interact each other physically. (c) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.