Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.454, No.3, 446-452, 2014
The growth factor-like adipokine tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase 5a interacts with the rod G3 domain of adipocyte-produced nidogen-2
The adipoldne tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) 5a isoform exerts a growth factor-effect on pre-adipocytes. This study aimed to identify potential TRAP 5a interacting proteins in pre-adipocytes using pull down assays in combination with mass spectrometry. Nidogen-2, a protein shown to be expressed intracellularly and for secretion by pre-adipocytes, was shown to interact, through its globular G3 domain, with TRAP 5a in vitro. In vivo, TRAP 5a interacted with nidogen-2 in cultured 3T3-L1 mouse pre-adipocytes, as well as with transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) interacting protein (TRIP-1), which is a protein that has previously been suggested to interact with TRAP in bone. In addition, TRAP 5a and nidogen-2 co-localized in adipose tissue cells in situ. These results indicate that TRAP 5a interacts with nidogen-2 and TRIP-1 in pre-adipocytic cells. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.