Rb protein was purified from recombinant baculovirus-infected Sf9 cells to apparent homogeneity by a simple solubilization and by immunoaffinity column chromatography. It was mainly obtained as p110Rb, the underphosphorylated form of the Rb protein family. This p110Rb was shown to form a specific complex in vitro with SV40 Tag and to bind to double or single stranded DNA. It could also affect Tag helicase activity in a biphasic-dose dependent manner, due to these two biochemical functions. This purification procedure provides sufficient amounts of native Rb protein to further elucidate its role as an anti-oncogene protein and a negative regulator of the cell cycle.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 16-09-1992|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology