Journal article

The human placenta contains two distinct binding and immunoreactive species of insulin-like growth factor-I receptors.

HA Jonas, LC Harrison

J Biol Chem | Published : 1985


Two species of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) receptors in human placenta have been delineated on the basis of their immunoreactivity with an autoantiserum (B-2) to the insulin receptor. When all the IGF-I binding sites in solubilized human placenta were assayed by polyethylene glycol precipitation, a curvilinear Scatchard plot was obtained which could be resolved into two single classes of binding sites: one immunoprecipitable by B-2 IgG and the other, nonimmunoprecipitable. The B-2 reactive sites bound IGF-I with lower affinity (Kd = 7.1 X 10(-10) M) than the B-2 nonreactive sites (Kd = 2.1 X 10(-10) M) and cross-reacted more readily with insulin, the IGF-I/insulin-binding potencies ..

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