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Isoprenylation

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Isoprenylation Is Required For The Processing Of The Lamin A Precursor, Michael Sinensky, L. A. Beck, T. J. Hosick Jan 1990

Isoprenylation Is Required For The Processing Of The Lamin A Precursor, Michael Sinensky, L. A. Beck, T. J. Hosick

Michael Sinensky

The nuclear lamina proteins, prelamin A, lamin B, and a 70-kD lamina-associated protein, are posttranslationally modified by a metabolite derived from mevalonate. This modification can be inhibited by treatment with (3-R,S)-3-fluoromevalonate, demonstrating that it is isoprenoid in nature. We have examined the association between isoprenoid metabolism and processing of the lamin A precursor in human and hamster cells. Inhibition of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase by mevinolin (lovastatin) specifically depletes endogenous isoprenoid pools and inhibits the conversion of prelamin A to lamin A. Prelamin A processing is also blocked by mevalonate starvation of Mev-1, a CHO cell line auxotrophic ...


Isoprenylation Is Required For The Processing Of The Lamin A Precursor, Michael Sinensky, L. A. Beck, T. J. Hosick Jan 1990

Isoprenylation Is Required For The Processing Of The Lamin A Precursor, Michael Sinensky, L. A. Beck, T. J. Hosick

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The nuclear lamina proteins, prelamin A, lamin B, and a 70-kD lamina-associated protein, are posttranslationally modified by a metabolite derived from mevalonate. This modification can be inhibited by treatment with (3-R,S)-3-fluoromevalonate, demonstrating that it is isoprenoid in nature. We have examined the association between isoprenoid metabolism and processing of the lamin A precursor in human and hamster cells. Inhibition of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase by mevinolin (lovastatin) specifically depletes endogenous isoprenoid pools and inhibits the conversion of prelamin A to lamin A. Prelamin A processing is also blocked by mevalonate starvation of Mev-1, a CHO cell line auxotrophic ...