S-100 proteins represent a group of closely related acidic, calcium binding proteins originally isolated from the mammalian nervous system and later detected in non-neural cell types and in a wide variety of vertebrate and invertebrate species. The present study used immunochemical and immunohistochemical methods to extend the investigation of S-100 during phylogenesis to plant tissues. The presence of S-100-like immunoreactive material was detected in extracts of spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) terminal buds and young leaves by the ELISA method and by Western blotting using different anti-S-100 rabbit antisera. Using the PAP method, serial sections of young spinach leaves treated with the same antisera exhibited an immunoreaction product that was confined to the cytoplasm and nucleus (but absent from the vacuoles) in meristematic, epidermal, and parenchymal cells. The present data enlarge the field of investigation of S-100 proteins in the search of the function(s) of S-100 in biological organisms.

Immunochemical and immunohistochemical detection of S-100-like immunoreactivity in spinach tissues

Bertini G.;
1992

Abstract

S-100 proteins represent a group of closely related acidic, calcium binding proteins originally isolated from the mammalian nervous system and later detected in non-neural cell types and in a wide variety of vertebrate and invertebrate species. The present study used immunochemical and immunohistochemical methods to extend the investigation of S-100 during phylogenesis to plant tissues. The presence of S-100-like immunoreactive material was detected in extracts of spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) terminal buds and young leaves by the ELISA method and by Western blotting using different anti-S-100 rabbit antisera. Using the PAP method, serial sections of young spinach leaves treated with the same antisera exhibited an immunoreaction product that was confined to the cytoplasm and nucleus (but absent from the vacuoles) in meristematic, epidermal, and parenchymal cells. The present data enlarge the field of investigation of S-100 proteins in the search of the function(s) of S-100 in biological organisms.
Immunochemistry; Immunohistochemistry; S-100 proteins; Spinach tissue;
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11562/6871
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 1
  • Scopus 6
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 5
social impact