An IκB-β COOH terminal region protein is essential for the proliferation of CHO cells under acidic stress

Qizong Lao, Osamu Kuge, Toshihiko Fukamachi, Tomohito Kakegawa, Hiromi Saito, Masahiro Nishijima, Hiroshi Kobayashi

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Abstract

CHO-K1 cells were able to proliferate and maintain pHi homeostasis at pH 6.3. A novel acidic sensitive mutant, AS-5B, which proliferated at pH 7.4 but failed to either proliferate or maintain pHi homeostasis at pH 6.3, was derived from CHO-K1 using a replica method. The acidic-sensitivity of AS-5B was not due to deficiencies in sodium proton exchangers, HCO3- (co)transporters or H+-ATPases. A cDNA clone encoding a COOH terminal region of IκB-β conferred partial acidic-resistance on AS-5B, and the encoded protein was present in CHO-K1, but was nearly absent from AS-5B. Our data demonstrated that the expression of this small protein was essential for the proliferation of CHO cells under acidic stress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-192
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of cellular physiology
Volume203
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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