Journal article

Internalisation and recycling of the granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) receptor on a murine myelomonocytic leukemia.

F Walker, AW Burgess

J Cell Physiol | Published : 1987


Radioiodinated granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (125I-GM-CSF) binds to specific receptors (molecular weight approximately 50,000 daltons) on the murine myelomonocytic leukemia, WEHI-3BD+. At 4 degrees C 125I-GM-CSF remains on the surface of the cells and can be eluted by washing the cells with acidified isotonic buffer. When the cells are warmed to 37 degrees C, the 125I-GM-CSF is internalized rapidly (t 1/2: 7 min). The internalisation appears to be entirely receptor mediated and is independent of energy sources inhibited by sodium azide. This GM-CSF-mediated internalisation is not due to a general increase in the turnover of cell surface molecules as the specific binding of..

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