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Identification and biochemical characterization of a novel autotaxin isoform, ATX{delta}, with a four-amino acid deletion.
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PMID:  21994952     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Autotaxin (ATX) is lysophospholipase D, which converts lysophospholipids such as lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) to lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), a bioactive lipid mediator with multiple biological roles. ATX is present in high concentrations in various biological fluids and is responsible for LPA production in the fluids. The plasma ATX level is altered in some patho-physiological conditions. Three splicing isoforms of ATX have been reported so far (ATXα, β, γ). In this study, we identified and characterized ATXδ, a novel alternative splice variant of ATX, which has a 4-amino acid deletion in the L2 linker region of ATXβ. ATXδ was found to be the second major isoform following ATXβ and fully active. ATXβ and ATXδ showed similar divalent cation sensitivity and cell motility-stimulating activity. ATXβ and ATXδ are present in wide range of organism from fish to mammals. Among them, only ATXδ was found in Gallus gallus and Xenopus laevis, suggesting the indispensable role of the isoform. ATXδ was expressed in various human tissues with different expression patterns from that of ATXβ. These results show that ATXδ is a second major ATX isoform sharing similar biochemical characters with the major isoform, ATXβ, and is a potential biomarker.
Takafumi Hashimoto; Shinichi Okudaira; Koji Igarashi; Kotaro Hama; Yutaka Yatomi; Junken Aoki
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biochemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1756-2651     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376600     Medline TA:  J Biochem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science, Tohoku University, 6-3 Aoba Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578, Japan, Bioscience Division, Reagent Development Department, AIA Research Group, TOSOH Corporation, Kanagawa, Japan, Department of Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan PRESTO, JST, 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama, 332-0012, Japan.
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