Variations in ADP-ribosylation of nuclear scaffold proteins during the Hela cell cycle

Kenneth W. Adolph, Min Kyung H Song

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Cell cycle variations in ADP-ribosylation of nuclear scaffold proteins were determined. Nuclei of synchronized cells were isolated and labeled with [32P]NAD before nuclear scaffolds were obtained by digestion of DNA with DNase I and extraction of proteins with 2M NaCl. Autoradiograms revealed the three groups of "lamins" and a species identified as poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase to be the primary ADP-ribosylated proteins. The patterns of modification of nuclear scaffold proteins displayed similar features through the cell cycle. Radioactivity in the lamins increased from 20% in early-S phase to 40% in G1 phase of the next cell cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)840-847
Number of pages8
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 31 1985

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This research was supported by funds from the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota, by funds from the Biomedical Research Support Grant the University of Minnesota Medical School, and by grant GM26440 from the National Institutes of Health.


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