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Molecular characterization of the major membrane skeletal protein in the ciliate Tetrahymena pyriformis suggests n-plication of an early evolutionary intermediate filament protein subdomain.

Abstract : Epiplasmin C is the major protein component of the membrane skeleton in the ciliate Tetrahymena pyriformis. Cloning and analysis of the gene encoding epiplasmin C showed this protein to be a previously unrecognized protein. In particular, epiplasmin C was shown to lack the canonical features of already known epiplasmic proteins in ciliates and flagellates. By means of hydrophobic cluster analysis (HCA), it has been shown that epiplasmin C is constituted of a repeat of 25 domains of 40 residues each. These domains are related and can be grouped in two families called types I and types II. Connections between types I and types II present rules that can be evidenced in the sequence itself, thus enforcing the validity of the splitting of the domains. Using these repeated domains as queries, significant structural similarities were demonstrated with an extra six heptads shared by nuclear lamins and invertebrate cytoplasmic intermediate filament proteins and deleted in the cytoplasmic intermediate filament protein lineage at the protostome-deuterostome branching in the eukaryotic phylogenetic tree.
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P. Bouchard, J. Chomilier, V. Ravet, J Mornon, B. Vigues. Molecular characterization of the major membrane skeletal protein in the ciliate Tetrahymena pyriformis suggests n-plication of an early evolutionary intermediate filament protein subdomain.. Journal of Cell Science, Company of Biologists, 2001, 114 (Pt 1), pp.101-110. ⟨hal-02866615⟩

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