A novel putative M9.2 isoform of V-ATPase expressed in the nervous system

Neuroreport. 2003 Jan 20;14(1):25-30. doi: 10.1097/00001756-200301200-00005.


We have identified a cDNA encoding a novel putative neuron-specific isoform of vacuolar proton-translocating ATPase (V-ATPase), NM9.2, from rat and mouse. Sequence analysis revealed that NM9.2 conserved similar characteristic amino acid sequences with 60-70% identity to M9.2 previously isolated from V-ATPase in chromaffin granules. Using Northern blot analysis, NM9.2 mRNA was specifically detected in the brain, whereas M9.2 mRNA was widely expressed in various tissues. In situ hybridization showed that NM9.2 gene expression was restricted mainly to neuronal cells and consistent with that of the a1/Ac116 subunit of V-ATPase. NM9.2 is a putative neuronal isoform of the 9.2 kDa subunit in V-ATPase.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Blotting, Northern
  • Brain / enzymology
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA, Complementary / genetics
  • Eye Proteins / genetics
  • Isoenzymes / genetics*
  • Mice / genetics*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins / genetics*
  • Organ Specificity
  • RNA, Messenger / biosynthesis
  • RNA, Messenger / genetics
  • Rats / genetics*
  • Rats, Wistar
  • Retina / chemistry
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / genetics*
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
  • Vacuolar Proton-Translocating ATPases / genetics*


  • DNA, Complementary
  • Eye Proteins
  • Isoenzymes
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins
  • RNA, Messenger
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
  • VMA5 protein, S cerevisiae
  • Vacuolar Proton-Translocating ATPases