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Received August 2, 2010; Revision received October 19, 2010
The major proteoglycans from L6J1 rat myoblast culture were identified. The proteoglycans were isolated from different constituents of cell culture: culture medium, extracellular matrix (ECM), and myoblasts. To identify their core proteins, the proteoglycans were treated with enzymes specifically digesting chondroitin/dermatan sulfates or chondroitin sulfates. Subsequent electrophoresis and mass spectrometry revealed versican, collagen XII, and inter-α-trypsin inhibitor classified as chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans and biglycan known to be chondroitin/dermatan sulfate proteoglycan. Versican was identified in ECM and the other proteoglycans in the culture medium. Such difference in localization is likely to be a consequence of different biological functions. Versican, collagen XII, and biglycan are synthesized by myoblasts and inter-α-trypsin inhibitor originates from fetal bovine serum (a culture medium component).
KEY WORDS: proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, myoblasts