To elucidate the role of intermediate filament proteins in endocrine cells, we investigated the expression and subcellular distribution of GFAP in mouse islets of Langerhans. For this purpose, combined immunocytochemical and biochemical analysis with a panel of antibodies was carried out to identify GFAP-immunoreactive cells in mouse endocrine pancreas. Cell fractionation into NP-40-soluble and detergent/high salt-insoluble components was performed to assess whether GFAP was located in the cytosolic and/or cytoskeletal compartments of immunoreactive cells. Immunoelectron microscopic analysis was carried out to determine the subcellular distribution of the protein. Peripheral islet cells were stained with anti-GFAP antiserum. These cells were identified as glucagon-secreting cells by immunocytochemical staining of consecutive sections with anti-somatostatin, anti-GFAP, and anti-glucagon antisera. Western blotting analysis of both NP-40-soluble and detergent/high-salt insoluble fractions of isolated islets of Langerhans allowed detection of GFAP in both cytosolic and cytoskeletal compartments. Interestingly, however, the former location was highly predominant. In addition, immunoelectron microscopy localized GFAP associated with the periphery of secretory granules. On the basis of these results, an intriguing role for GFAP in secretory events should be strongly suspected

Bertelli, E., Regoli, M., Gambelli, F., Lucattelli, M., Lungarella, G., Bastianini, A. (2000). GFAP is expressed as a major soluble pool associated with glucagon secretory granules in A-cells of mouse pancreas. JOURNAL OF HISTOCHEMISTRY & CYTOCHEMISTRY, 48(9), 1233-1242 [10.1177/002215540004800907].

GFAP is expressed as a major soluble pool associated with glucagon secretory granules in A-cells of mouse pancreas

BERTELLI, Eugenio;REGOLI, Marì;GAMBELLI, Federica;LUCATTELLI, Monica;LUNGARELLA, Giuseppe;BASTIANINI, Arnaldo
2000-01-01

Abstract

To elucidate the role of intermediate filament proteins in endocrine cells, we investigated the expression and subcellular distribution of GFAP in mouse islets of Langerhans. For this purpose, combined immunocytochemical and biochemical analysis with a panel of antibodies was carried out to identify GFAP-immunoreactive cells in mouse endocrine pancreas. Cell fractionation into NP-40-soluble and detergent/high salt-insoluble components was performed to assess whether GFAP was located in the cytosolic and/or cytoskeletal compartments of immunoreactive cells. Immunoelectron microscopic analysis was carried out to determine the subcellular distribution of the protein. Peripheral islet cells were stained with anti-GFAP antiserum. These cells were identified as glucagon-secreting cells by immunocytochemical staining of consecutive sections with anti-somatostatin, anti-GFAP, and anti-glucagon antisera. Western blotting analysis of both NP-40-soluble and detergent/high-salt insoluble fractions of isolated islets of Langerhans allowed detection of GFAP in both cytosolic and cytoskeletal compartments. Interestingly, however, the former location was highly predominant. In addition, immunoelectron microscopy localized GFAP associated with the periphery of secretory granules. On the basis of these results, an intriguing role for GFAP in secretory events should be strongly suspected
Bertelli, E., Regoli, M., Gambelli, F., Lucattelli, M., Lungarella, G., Bastianini, A. (2000). GFAP is expressed as a major soluble pool associated with glucagon secretory granules in A-cells of mouse pancreas. JOURNAL OF HISTOCHEMISTRY & CYTOCHEMISTRY, 48(9), 1233-1242 [10.1177/002215540004800907].
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