Lizard scales are composed of alpha-(cyto-) keratins and beta-keratins. The characterization of the molecular weight and isoelectric point (pI) of alpha- and beta-keratins of lizard epidermis (Podarcis sicula) has been done by using two-dimensional electrophoresis, immunoblotting, and immunocytochemistry. Antibodies against cytokeratins, against a chicken scale beta-keratin or against lizard beta-keratin bands of 15-16 kDa, have been used to recognize alpha- and beta-keratins. Acid and basic cytokeratins of 42-67 kDa show a pI from 5.0 to 8.9. This indicates the presence of specific keratins for the formation of the stratum corneum. Main protein spots of beta-keratin at 15-17 kDa, and pI at 8.5, 8.2, and 6.7, and one spot at 10 kDa and pI at 7.3 were recognized. Therefore, beta-keratins are mainly basic proteins, and are used for the formation of the hard corneous layer of the epidermis. Ultrastructural immunocytochemistry confirms that beta-keratin is packed into large and dense bundles of beta-keratin cells of lizard epidermis. The use of a probe against a lizard beta-keratin in situ-hybridization studies confirms that the mRNA for beta-keratins is present in beta-cells and is localized around or even associated with beta-keratin filaments. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Characterization of beta-keratins in lizard epidermis: Electrophoresis, immunocytochemical and in situ-hybridization study / Toni, Mattia; L., Alibardi. - In: TISSUE & CELL. - ISSN 0040-8166. - 39:1(2007), pp. 1-11. [10.1016/j.tice.2006.10.001]

Characterization of beta-keratins in lizard epidermis: Electrophoresis, immunocytochemical and in situ-hybridization study

TONI, MATTIA;
2007

Abstract

Lizard scales are composed of alpha-(cyto-) keratins and beta-keratins. The characterization of the molecular weight and isoelectric point (pI) of alpha- and beta-keratins of lizard epidermis (Podarcis sicula) has been done by using two-dimensional electrophoresis, immunoblotting, and immunocytochemistry. Antibodies against cytokeratins, against a chicken scale beta-keratin or against lizard beta-keratin bands of 15-16 kDa, have been used to recognize alpha- and beta-keratins. Acid and basic cytokeratins of 42-67 kDa show a pI from 5.0 to 8.9. This indicates the presence of specific keratins for the formation of the stratum corneum. Main protein spots of beta-keratin at 15-17 kDa, and pI at 8.5, 8.2, and 6.7, and one spot at 10 kDa and pI at 7.3 were recognized. Therefore, beta-keratins are mainly basic proteins, and are used for the formation of the hard corneous layer of the epidermis. Ultrastructural immunocytochemistry confirms that beta-keratin is packed into large and dense bundles of beta-keratin cells of lizard epidermis. The use of a probe against a lizard beta-keratin in situ-hybridization studies confirms that the mRNA for beta-keratins is present in beta-cells and is localized around or even associated with beta-keratin filaments. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
immunoblotting; in situ hybridization; lepidosaurian reptiles; scales keratins; two-dimensional electrophoresis
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Characterization of beta-keratins in lizard epidermis: Electrophoresis, immunocytochemical and in situ-hybridization study / Toni, Mattia; L., Alibardi. - In: TISSUE & CELL. - ISSN 0040-8166. - 39:1(2007), pp. 1-11. [10.1016/j.tice.2006.10.001]
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