Protein expression of ubiquitin in interscapular brown adipose tissue during acclimation of rats to cold: the impact of (NO)-N-center dot
Markelić, Milica B
Velicković, Ksenija D
Buzadžić, Biljana J.
Korac, Aleksandra B
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In this study, the effects of l-arginine-nitric-oxide ((NO)-N-a (TM))-producing pathway on protein content of ubiquitin, as an important component of ubiquitin-proteasome system for protein removal, were investigated. We showed that l-arginine markedly decreased ubiquitin protein content in interscapular brown adipose tissue, both in thermogenic inactive (at room temperature) and thermogenic active (on cold) states; while in l-NAME-treated groups this effect was abolished. This result suggests that nitric oxide ((NO)-N-a (TM)), besides well established roles, is involved in this aspect of structure remodeling, as well.
Source:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 2012, 368, 1-2, 503-193