화학공학소재연구정보센터
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.322, No.1, 320-325, 2004
Effects of GP2 expression on secretion and endocytosis in pancreatic AR4-2J cells
GP2 is the major membrane protein present in secretory granules of the exocrine pancreas. GP2's function is unknown, but a role in digestive enzyme packaging or secretion from secretory granules has been proposed. In addition, GP2 has been proposed to influence endocytosis and membrane recycling following stimulated secretion. Adenovirus-mediated GP2 overexpression in the rat pancreatic cell line AR4-2J was used to study its impact on digestive enzyme secretion and membrane recycling. Immunoelectron microscopy showed that GP2 and amylase co-localized in secretory granules in infected AR4-2J cells. CCK-8 stimulation resulted in a fourfold increase in amylase secretion with or without GP2 expression. GP2 expression also did not influence endocytosis following CCK-8 stimulation. Thus, GP2 expression in AR4-2J cells does not affect amylase packaging in secretory granules or stimulated secretion. GP2 expression also does not influence membrane recycling in response to stimulated stimulation in AR4-2J cells. (C) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.