Journal article

An atypical insulin receptor with high affinity for insulin-like growth factors copurified with placental insulin receptors.

HA Jonas, JD Newman, LC Harrison

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A | Published : 1986


Insulin receptors purified from human placenta by sequential affinity chromatography on wheat germ lectin-agarose and insulin coupled to 1,1'-carbonyldiimidazole-activated agarose (CDI-agarose) retained full binding activity but bound a greater than predicted amount of 125I-labeled insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I). IGF-I and multiplication-stimulating activity (MSA; the rat homologue of IGF-II) were equipotent in displacing either 125I-labeled IGF-I or 125I-labeled MSA from the purified receptors; insulin was 5-15 times more potent. Competitive binding studies indicated that this IGF binding activity could not be explained by cross-reaction with classical insulin receptors or by coelutio..

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