We have used yeast two-hybrid screening to isolate cDNA-encoding proteins interacting with the protein encoded by the interferon (IFN)-inducible gene Ifi204. Four independent overlapping clones were isolated from an NIH3T3 cDNA library. The largest clone encoded a protein (1203 amino acids in length) sharing 94% identity with the C-terminal portion of the human translocated promoter region (Tpr) protein. Northern blot analysis revealed a 7.5-kilobase mRNA present in both mouse and human cell lines. In addition, in vivo interaction was demonstrated by coimmunoprecipitation experiments. Anti-Tpr polyclonal monospecific antibodies (Ab) used for immunofluorescence staining labeled the nuclear envelope (NE) in a punctate pattern characteristic of nucleoporins and also yielded staining throughout the nuclear interior. The intranuclear Tpr occurred in apparently discrete foci. When superimposed on optical sections obtained with anti-p204 Abs, these colocalized, with the sole exception of the nucleolar compartment stained by the anti-p204 Abs only. Although the specific function of Tpr is not defined, it appears to mediate p204 translocation from the cytoplasmic to the nuclear compartment following IFN treatment

The Mouse Interferon-Inducible Gene Ifi204 Product Interacts with the Tpr Protein, a Component of the Nuclear Pore Complex

DE ANDREA, Marco;ZANNETTI, CLAUDIA;NORIS, Emanuela;LANDOLFO, Santo Giuseppe
2002

Abstract

We have used yeast two-hybrid screening to isolate cDNA-encoding proteins interacting with the protein encoded by the interferon (IFN)-inducible gene Ifi204. Four independent overlapping clones were isolated from an NIH3T3 cDNA library. The largest clone encoded a protein (1203 amino acids in length) sharing 94% identity with the C-terminal portion of the human translocated promoter region (Tpr) protein. Northern blot analysis revealed a 7.5-kilobase mRNA present in both mouse and human cell lines. In addition, in vivo interaction was demonstrated by coimmunoprecipitation experiments. Anti-Tpr polyclonal monospecific antibodies (Ab) used for immunofluorescence staining labeled the nuclear envelope (NE) in a punctate pattern characteristic of nucleoporins and also yielded staining throughout the nuclear interior. The intranuclear Tpr occurred in apparently discrete foci. When superimposed on optical sections obtained with anti-p204 Abs, these colocalized, with the sole exception of the nucleolar compartment stained by the anti-p204 Abs only. Although the specific function of Tpr is not defined, it appears to mediate p204 translocation from the cytoplasmic to the nuclear compartment following IFN treatment
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http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089%2F10799900260442539
Ifi204; Tpr; two-hybrid system
De Andrea M; Zannetti C; Noris E; Gariglio M; Azzimonti B; Landolfo S.
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