Chromogranin A (secretory protein-I) is an acidic sulfated glycoprotein found in secretory granules of most endocrine and neuroendocrine cells. In the parathyroid it is co-stored and secreted with parathormone in response to hypocalcemia. Differences in post-translational modifications have been reported between chromogranin A from the bovine adrenal and porcine parathyroid glands. The former has been reported to be sulfated mainly on oligosaccharide residues and apparently includes a proteoglycan form, whereas the latter was previously reported to be tyrosine sulfated with little of the proteoglycan form present. Here we have directly compared 35SO4-labeled parathyroid chromogranin A from the pig and the cow to determine if these reported differences were tissue or species specific. We find that the chromogranin A secreted by the bovine gland contains a proteoglycan form, whereas that from the porcine gland does not. Moreover, chromogranin A of both species is primarily sulfated on oligosaccharide residues with little if any tyrosine sulfate detected. Differences were detected in the structure of sulfated O-linked oligosaccharides in bovine and porcine parathyroid chromogranin A.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1991|