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HRP-12: A Novel HSP;Its Distribution and Function. Syed Muzamil H Zaidi. PGY-3 Mentor: Dr S. Jayanth Samuel M.D., Ph.D VAMC Buffalo,NY. Heat Shock Proteins. A group of molecular Chaperones. Chaperones are molecules mostly proteins with diverse functions especially protein folding.

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hrp 12 a novel hsp its distribution and function

HRP-12: A Novel HSP;Its Distribution and Function.

Syed Muzamil H Zaidi. PGY-3

Mentor: Dr S. Jayanth Samuel M.D., Ph.D

VAMC Buffalo,NY

heat shock proteins
Heat Shock Proteins
  • A group of molecular Chaperones.
  • Chaperones are molecules mostly proteins with diverse functions especially protein folding.
  • While the polypeptide chain is being synthesized, the intermediary forms are stabilized by these proteins before they can assume their final conformation.
how are they induced
How are they induced?
  • Heat shock proteins are induced by various stresses including heat, Toxins,Radiation,

Infection etc.

what do they do
What do they do?
  • HSP are involved in:
    • Protein Synthesis.
    • Protein translocation.
    • Apoptosis.
    • Protein Degradation.
    • Signaling.
    • Antigen Presentation
how and where do they work
How and where do they work?
  • HSP 70 - Cytosol, mitochondria,ER
  • HSP 90 - Cytosol ER
  • HSP 40 - Cytosol.
  • HSP 60 - Cytosol and mitocondiria
  • HSP 47 - ER
clinical implications
Clinical Implications:
  • In Cystic Fibrosis, mutation delays the dissociation of Cl channel protein from its chaperones so resulting in abnormal folding and loss of function.
inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inducible Hsps have a significant role in gut inflammation in IBD.
  • Cytoprotective agents, protecting IECs from inflammation induced changes in function.
  • Immunomodulatory agents stimulating lymphocytes in target specific manner.

Hu S, Ciancio MJ, Gastroenterology 2007;133:1893-1904

tumor immunity
Tumor Immunity
  • Tumor cells release various Hsps.
  • These are immunogenic.
  • HSP peptide complexes are distinct from tumor to tumor.
  • Possibility of new treatments
heat responsive protein 12
Heat Responsive Protein - 12
  • Homology with Hsp 90 and Hsp 70.
  • Both Hrp-12 mRNA and Protein increase with Stress.
  • Molecular weight is 12 KD.
  • While the LDIF (Liver derived immunoinhibitory factor) was purified, an unexpected 12 kd protein was co purified.
  • Although LDIF is 28 kd protein, hrp was shown to purify with this column and later be reducible to 12 kd size, indicating a possible dimeric form.

Tzung SP et al,Hepatology 1991; 14:888-894

  • Purification: Livers from C57BI/6 mice were prepared by homogenization and delipidation and set to column chromatography.
  • The column was further purified by Reversed Phase Liquid chromatography.
  • The sample was concentrated and suspended in SDS-PAGE sample buffer and ran on a 15% Polyacrylamide gel.

Sameul SJ et al,1997 Hepatology 25,1213-1222

  • Under reducing conditions (ME), most of Hrp12 is in 12 kd conformation
  • Under non reducing conditions, a minor 28 kd band was visualized.
  • Lane 1,Liver Cytosol; 2, Hrp Red;Hrp Non Red
cloning sequencing
Cloning & Sequencing
  • The 12 kd bands were excised and subjected individually to N terminal sequencing.
  • The determined amino acid sequence was used to design a pool of 128 oligonucleotides, each 20 bp in length.
  • These represented all possible nucleotide sequences for first 7 amino acids.
  • These were now applied to commercially available murine cDNA library.

Sameul SJ et al,1997 Hepatology 25,1213-1222

evaluation of cdna
Evaluation of cDNA
  • 1240 bp long.
  • Open Reading frame was 521bp long.
  • It codes for 173 amino acids with mol mass 18.5 kd.
  • It was variably phosphorylated and no bands were present in 12 kd range if reaction did not contain PKC and phosphatidyl serine.
  • Search of amino acids and nucleotide sequences in Gene bank data identified two rat proteins: PSP and LKPS
  • 38-136 residues are identical.
  • With Hsp70/DnaK, Hrp has a significant homology too.
comparison with psp lkps hsp
Comparison with PSP/LKPS & HSP
  • *…..Sites for phosphorylation by Protein kinase C
  • IIRKVIS……mitochondrial targeting signal
  • Hsp90-like sequence between L(84) and Y(138
response to heat
Response to Heat
  • Hepa1-6 cells (murine hepatoma) in monolayers were exposed to heat and RNA was harvested at various stages.
  • There was an unexpected oscillatory pattern of mRNA expression as the cells were exposed to different temperatures.
  • The most consistent response was at 44.5O
protein folding abnormalities
Protein folding abnormalities
  • Implicated in Alzheimer’s.
  • Huntington’s Chorea.
  • Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Prion Disease
tissue distribution of hrp12
Tissue Distribution of Hrp12
  • Major signal in Liver and Kidney on Northern Blots.
  • This detected the relatively lower presence of Hrp12 mRNA in Brain and lung.
  • A zooblot revealed that Hrp gene is highly conserved in all mammalian species.

Tissue specificity of HRP12

Northern blot of mouse tissues

Western blot of mouse tissues



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cellular distribution
Cellular Distribution
  • Methodology:
    • Construction of bacterial expression vectors pGST-Hrp12 and pGST-C, its expression and preparation of antisera.
    • Preparation of mouse tissue extracts.
    • Western blots of these extracts.
    • Subcellular fractionation of Liver.
    • Immunohistochemistry
    • Immunofluorescence
  • IHC and IF showed intense staining in periportal region.
  • A coarsely granular staining in cytoplasm was the most consistent pattern.
  • Laser Confocal Microscopy of mouse Liver
  • Intense staining on the luminal border due to Alkaline Phosphatase.
  • Not removed by levamisole.
  • Most staining in PCT and DCT to a lesser extent.
what does it do
What does it do?
  • The yeast-based 2 hybrid system is a way to identify protein-protein interactions.
  • Chimeric proteins are created by fusing the binding domain of an Transcription Activator to a bait protein (hrp12) and co-expressing this protein with a prey protein fused to the activation domain of the same Transcription Activator in yeast cells.
  • Interaction of the bait and prey proteins re-constitutes the Transcription Activator and a reporter gene is expressed
from bench to bedside
From Bench To Bedside!
  • TTR is a Homotetrameric protein secreted by the liver.
  • It binds retinol-binding protein and weakly to Thyroxine.
  • Much interest centers on how it multimerizes in the ER and how it is secreted.
  • 2 disorders of TTR tetramer stability are known: senile systemic amyloidosis (SSA) and familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP).
  • TTR can form amyloid in CSF (synthesized by the only other organ that makes it, i.e. choroid plexus, and has been implicated in depression and Alzheimer’s.
  • Dr Michael Sitrin M.D.
  • Valerie Anderson.