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Efficient IgM assembly and secretion require the plasma cell induced endoplasmic reticulum protein pERp1

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van Anken, Eelco
Pena, Florentina
Hafkemeijer, Nicole
Christis, Chantal
Romijn, Edwin P.
Grauschopf, Ulla
Oorschot, Viola M. J.
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Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2009, vol. 106, no. 40, p. 17019-17024
Abstract Plasma cells daily secrete their own mass in antibodies, which fold and assemble in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). To reach these levels, cells require pERp1, a novel lymphocyte-specific small ER-resident protein, which attains expression levels as high as BiP when B cells differentiate into plasma cells. Although pERp1 has no homology with known ER proteins, it does contain a CXXC motif typical for oxidoreductases. In steady state, the CXXC cysteines are locked by two parallel disulfide bonds with a downstream C(X)(6)C motif, and pERp1 displays only modest oxidoreductase activity. pERp1 emerged as a dedicated folding factor for IgM, associating with both heavy and light chains and promoting assembly and secretion of mature IgM.
Keywords Amino Acid SequenceAnimalsB-Lymphocytes/metabolism/ultrastructureCell DifferentiationCell Line, TumorElectrophoresis, Gel, Two-DimensionalEndoplasmic Reticulum/*metabolismHeLa CellsHeat-Shock Proteins/genetics/metabolismHumansImmunoblottingImmunoglobulin M/*metabolismMass SpectrometryMiceMicroscopy, FluorescenceMicroscopy, ImmunoelectronMolecular Chaperones/genetics/*metabolismOxidoreductases/metabolismPlasma Cells/cytology/*metabolismRNA InterferenceSulfhydryl Compounds/metabolism
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PMID: 19805154
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Research group Réplication virale, pathogénèse et immunité (848)
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VAN ANKEN, Eelco et al. Efficient IgM assembly and secretion require the plasma cell induced endoplasmic reticulum protein pERp1. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2009, vol. 106, n° 40, p. 17019-17024. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:20145

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