Journal article

The effect of solubilization on the properties of the insulin receptor of human placental membranes.

LC Harrison, T Billington, IJ East, RJ Nichols, S Clark

Endocrinology | Published : 1978


The insulin receptor for human placental membranes has been solubilized in Triton X-100 and its properties have been examined in detail. Binding of [125 I]iodoinsulin to the soluble receptor is markedly inhibited by increas-ng concentrations of Triton X-100, due to a fall in receptor affinity. In 0.02--0.10% Triton X-100, the soluble receptor exhibits all the essential characteristics of the intact or particulate receptor. These include strict specificity for insulin and its analogues, increase in steady state binding with decrease in temperature, a pH optimum at 7.8--8.0, and negatively cooperative site-site interactions. The initial association rate of [125 I]iodoinsulin and the soluble re..

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