We examined the expression and cytolocalization of the protein phosphatase type 1 delta (PP1δ) isoform and nucleolin in human osteoblastic MG63 and Saos-2 cells. Cellular fractionation of MG63 cells was done and protein was prepared from each fraction. Anti-nucleolin antibody interacted with the 100- and 95-kD proteins present in the whole-cell lysate. The 100-kD protein was detected in nuclear and nucleolar fractions. The 95-kD protein was detected in cytosolic and nucleoplasmic fractions. PP1δ and nucleolin were colocalized in the nucleolus in MG63 and Saos-2 cells revealed by an immunofluorescence method. PP1δ and nucleolin were also co-immunoprecipitated with anti-nucleolin and antiPP1δ antibodies. In the actinomycin D-treated cells, the subcellular localization of PP1δ and nucleolin was changed. Expression of PP1δ was upregulated with actinomycin D treatment. The level of 100-kD protein did not change in the actinomycin D-treated cells. However, the level of the 95-kD band increased with actinomycin D treatment. These results indicate that PP1δ was associated with nucleolin in the nucleolus of MG63 and Saos-2 cells and that nucleolin is a possible candidate substrate for PP1δ.
- Protein phosphatase
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