Identification of a Novel Secretogranin II-Derived Peptide (SgII 187–252 ) in Adult and Fetal Human Adrenal Glands Using Antibodies Raised against the Human Recombinant Peptide* - Normandie Université Access content directly
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Identification of a Novel Secretogranin II-Derived Peptide (SgII 187–252 ) in Adult and Fetal Human Adrenal Glands Using Antibodies Raised against the Human Recombinant Peptide*

Abstract

Molecular cloning of secretogranin II (SgII) in phylogenetically distant species has recently revealed the existence of a highly conserved 66-amino acid peptide flanked by preserved pairs of basic residues. This observation suggested that this peptide, named EM66, which had not been described to date, could be an important processing product of SgII. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible occurrence of EM66 in the human adrenal gland. The EM66 peptide was generated in Escherichia coli, which was programmed to make a fusion protein containing the human EM66 sequence. The affinity-purified fusion protein was used to raise poly-clonal antibodies in rabbits. The free EM66 peptide was obtained by cleavage of the fusion protein followed by high performance liquid chromatography purification. Immunohistochemical analysis using the EM66 antibodies revealed intense labeling of adrenochromaffin cells in the adult adrenal medulla and the fetal adrenal gland. A sensitive and specific RIA was developed and applied to the detection of EM66-like immunoreactivity in extracts of adult adrenal medulla and whole fetal adrenal gland after high performance liquid chro-matographic analysis. A major immunoreactive species exhibiting the same retention time as recombinant EM66 was detected in both adult and fetal adrenal extracts. Taken together, these data demonstrate that posttranslational processing of SgII actually generates EM66 in the adrenal gland. The strong conservation of the amino acid sequence of EM66 in the vertebrate phylum and the occurrence of the mature peptide in both fetal and adult chromaffin cells suggest that EM66 could play an important physiological role in the human adrenal
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Youssef Anouar, Christine Desmoucelles, Laurent Yon, Jérôme Leprince, Lyne Breault, et al.. Identification of a Novel Secretogranin II-Derived Peptide (SgII 187–252 ) in Adult and Fetal Human Adrenal Glands Using Antibodies Raised against the Human Recombinant Peptide*. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1998, 83, pp.2944 - 2951. ⟨hal-01706428⟩
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