The lamins are a group of nuclear envelope proteins thought to form a structural layer at the nuclear periphery. Lamins A, B and C occur in many cell types although lamin C, a subtype of lamin A, is relatively decreased in chicken cells. A subtype of lamin B has been found in chicken cells. This subtype, called lamin B1, is slightly larger and more acidic than the quantitatively major subtype now called lamin B2. The lamin B subtypes have very similar primary sequences and share a distinctive topology. Two lamin B subtypes have not been observed in mammalian tissues but have been found in three avian tissues, erythrocytes of mature chickens and liver and erythrocytes of 11- to 13-day-old embryos. As these tissues differ widely in metabolic activity, both subtypes appear to be constitutive nuclear proteins.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Dec 15 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology