Identification of abnormally [32P]-phosphorylated cyanogen bromide cleavage product of erythrocyte membrane spectrin in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.


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We measured [32P]-phosphorylation of erythrocyte membrane spectrin band 2 peptides from patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Erythrocyte ghosts were prepared and subjected to [32P]-phosphorylation by endogenous protein kinase incubations. Purified spectrin was then cleaved by cyanogen bromide, and the resulting peptides were analyzed by electrophoresis on 5%/15% SDS polyacrylamide stacking slab and tube gel systems. More than 50% of the incorporated [32P] was associated with a single band, CN-A, with an apparent molecular weight of 23 kilodaltons. The Coomassie blue-stained peptides were identical in patients and controls. Band CN-A represented approximately 2% of the total peptide protein but was more [32P]-phosphorylated in patients than in controls.

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Cited Authors

  • Roses, AD; Shile, PE; Herbstreith, MH; Balakrishnan, CV

Published Date

  • August 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1026 - 1030

PubMed ID

  • 7196515

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7196515

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-632X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.31.8.1026


  • eng