A Ca2+-binding protein of Mr=52000, estimated by SDS-PAGE, was purified to a final yield of 0.04% from rat spermatogenic cells. Purification steps included gel filtration, ammonium sulfate precipitation and HPLC. Amino acid analysis showed the content of 34% acidic residues and 15% basic residues. The isoelectric point of this protein was 4.7. Dot-blot analysis indicated that the Ca2+-binding protein bound 2 mol of calcium per mol of protein. This protein had two binding sites with dissociation constants of 4.8 μM and 0.2 μM. No appreciable amount of hexose was observed (<1 μg of hexose/70 ug of protein). This protein may play an important role such as the Ca2+-transport in the plasma membrane of spermatogenic cells.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1991 May 15|
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- Molecular Biology