Journal article

MURINE EPIDERMAL GROWTH-FACTOR - STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

AW BURGESS, CJ LLOYD, S SMITH, E STANLEY, F WALKER, L FABRI, RJ SIMPSON, EC NICE

BIOCHEMISTRY | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 1988

Abstract

Murine epidermal growth factor (EGF), a 53 amino acid protein, has been modified by enzymic digestion, site-specific chemical reactions, and recombinant DNA technology. After trypsin digestion the EGF derivatives EGF1-48 (called EGF-T) and EGF1-45 (called EGF-T2) were separated from the residual EGF and the C-terminal pentapeptide by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. EGF-T competes for binding to EGF receptors with the same efficiency as EGF. The EGF-T2 derivative had no detectable receptor binding activity even at 100 nM. The in vitro mitogenic potencies of EGF and EGF-T for Balb/c 3T3 cells were indistinguishable. Treatment of EGF-T with carboxypeptidase Y yielded two ..

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