Purification and characterization of one-chain and two-chain renins from mouse submandibular gland.


Journal Article

Biosynthetic processing of mouse submandibular gland renin involved sequential proteolytic cleavages of preprorenin to prorenin; the prorenin, in turn, rapidly converted to one-chain and slowly to two-chain renins that were both enzymatically active. One-chain and two-chain renins were purified by an eight-step purification including carboxymethyl cellulose and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The specific activity of the purified one-chain renin was fivefold higher than the two-chain renin. Purified heavy-chain renin was obtained by dithiotreitol incubation of two-chain renin. The heavy chain, isolated by HPLC, retained less than 4% of the activity of the native two-chain, indicating that light-chain renin is essential for enzymatic activity. Previous data indicate that both one-chain and two-chain renins are secreted. One-chain renin is immediately secreted into the media after synthesis, whereas two-chain renin is secreted later. These results suggest that renin may be secreted by two separate pathways--an early pathway from the golgi and another pathway from the secretory granules. Our data indicate that renin biosynthesis and secretion are complex and may be controlled at multiple points.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pratt, RE; Dzau, VJ

Published Date

  • March 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 2 Pt 2

Start / End Page

  • I101 - I105

PubMed ID

  • 6373589

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6373589

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0194-911X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/01.hyp.6.2_pt_2.i101


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States