ScientificWorldJournal 2003 Aug 2;3:647-54. Epub 2003 Aug 2.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701, USA.
LC8, a highly conserved 10-kDa light chain, and IC74, a 74-kDa intermediate chain, are presumed to promote the assembly of the cytoplasmic dynein motor protein complex and to be engaged in the controlled binding and release of cargo. The interactions of LC8 from Drosophila melanogaster with constructs of IC74 were characterized in vitro by affinity methods, limited proteolysis, and circular dichroism spectroscopy. Previously, we have performed limited proteolysis on the N-terminal domain of IC74, IC(1-289), when free and when bound to dynein light chains LC8 and Tctex-1. Read More