To analyze the functions of molecules expressed in hemopoietic progenitor cells, we obtained several monoclonal antibodies by immunizing Wistar rats with antigens from a murine immature leukemic cell line, DA-1. Here, we characterize one antibody designated NJ-1, which recognizes a 145-kd molecule, and identify the cDNA encoding the NJ-1 antigen by retrovirus-mediated expression cloning. Sequence analysis of the cDNA reveals that it is identical to a previously reported cDNA encoding a surface molecule of 573 amino acids recognized by monoclonal antibody 114/A10. Our studies show that expression of NJ-1 antigen is upregulated in a murine megakaryoblastic cell line, L8057, when it differentiates into a megakaryocytic lineage in response to 12-O-tetradecanoyl phorbol-13-acetate. Overexpression of NJ-1 antigen in L8057 cells inhibits cell adhesion to fibronectin, suggesting that it may act as a negative regulator of cell adhesion in the megakaryocytic lineage.
|ジャーナル||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1998 12 18|
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