Proteins in the insulin-secreting cell line MIN6 bind the imidazoline compound BL11282

Jawed Shafqat, Moin Ishrat, Theres Jägerbrink, Rannar Sillard, Uno Mäeorg, Suad Efendic, Per Olof Berggren, Sergei V. Zaitsev, Hans Jörnvall

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The imidazoline BL11282 stimulates insulin release and alters islet proteomes. Subcellular fractions of MIN6 cells showed that the membrane fraction exhibited binding to BL11282 on a Biacore chip and to BL11282-labelled magnetic beads. Bound material extracted from the beads showed a ∼50 kDa differential band upon SDS-PAGE and a weaker 100 kDa band. The former was sensitive to competitive removal by preincubation of the fraction with BL11282, then highlighting the ∼100 kDa band. Masspectrometric analysis revealed the ∼50 kDa band to be EF1A and the ∼100 kDa band to be glucose regulated P94, both of interest in insulin synthesis and secretion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1613-1617
Number of pages5
JournalFEBS letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - May 14 2008


  • Elongation factor 1A
  • Glucose regulated protein 94
  • Imidazoline compounds
  • MIN6 cells
  • Surface plasmon resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology


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