Life and Medical Sciences
Cell & Developmental Biology
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Acute heat stress leads to the glycosylation of a “prompt” stress glycoprotein, P-SG67/64, identified as calreticulin. In the present study, we used immunoprecipitation to investigate the interactions of P-SG/calreticulin with other proteins during cellular recovery from heat stress. In heat-stressed CHO and M21 cells, both glycosylated and unglycosylated P-SGs interact with HSP90, GRP94, GRP78, and the other prompt stress glycoprotein, P-SG50, in an ATP-independent manner. Specificity of HSP-P-SG interactions was determined by chemical cross-linking with the homo-bifunctional agent DSP (3,3′-dithiobis[succinimidyl propionate]). Characterization of the cross-linked complexes involving calreticulin and heat shock proteins (HSPs) showed an average mass of 400-600 kDa by gel filtration chromatography. Overall, the consistent association of glycosylated and unglycosylated calreticulin with P-SG50 and unglycosylated HSPs suggests that P-SG/calreticulin is an active member of the cast of glycone/aglycone chaperones that cooperate to achieve cellular recovery from acute heat stress. J. Cell. Biochem. 69:30-43, 1998. © 1998 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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