Retinol (vitamin A alcohol) is involved in the proper differentiation of epithelia. The mechanism of this involvement is unknown. We have previously reported that purified cellular retinol-binding (CRBP) will mediate specific binding of retinol to nuclei isolated from rat liver. We now report that pure CRBP delivers retinol to the specific nuclear binding sites without itself remaining bound. Triton X-100-treated nuclei retain the majority of these binding sites. CRBP is also capable of delivering retinol specifically to isolated chromatin with no apparent loss of binding sites, as compared to whole nuclei. CRBP again does not remain bound after transferring retinol to the chromatin binding sites. When isolated nuclei are incubated with 3Hretinol-CRBP, sectioned, and autoradiographed, specifically bound retinol is found distributed throughout the nuclei. Thus, CRBP delivers retinol to the interior of the nucleus, to specific binding sites which are primarily, if not solely, on the chromatin. The binding of retinol to these sites may affect gene expression.
The Journal of Cell Biology – Rockefeller University Press
Published: Oct 1, 1981
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