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Biochemistry. 1985 Oct 22;24(22):6185-90.

Ia-associated invariant chain is fatty acylated before addition of sialic acid.

Abstract

The murine invariant chain (Ii) was found to incorporate radioactive palmitic acid. This binding of fatty acid inhibits the formation of interchain S-S bonds, probably because the cysteine residue in the transmembrane region of the Ii chain is palmitylated. The inhibition of fatty acylation by cerulenin blocks further posttranslational maturation of the invariant chain as shown by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis of Ii immunoprecipitates. In particular, the addition of sialic acid residues is blocked. Thus, it appears that fatty acylation is essential for carbohydrate processing of the Ii chain.

PMID:
3866610
DOI:
10.1021/bi00343a023
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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