localization of receptor

honanaa at kimo.com.tw honanaa at kimo.com.tw
Thu Mar 22 09:12:37 EST 2001

In case of glucose uptake, insulin induces the translocation of the glucose
transporter type 4 (GLUT4) from the intracellular vesicles to the plasma
1. fractionate the membranes (plasma membrane, ER, Golgi, vesicles etc ) by
   ( option: check the marker enzyme for each membrane to confirm the
2. Western

For de novo synthesis, Western blot or pulse-chase experiment will answer.

Good Luck

Tina wrote:

> Is there a method to distinguish between intracellular receptors (internal
> stores, pool) and receptors synthetized de novo ? I stimulated PMNs with a
> cytokine and I want to know if the enhanced expression of a receptor is
> related to de novo synthesis or expression of an internal stock. Is it
> possible by Western blot combined with an other technique of subcellular
> fractionnation?
> Thanks a lot.

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