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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1989 Apr 14;160(1):393-403.

Interactions of recombinant and platelet transforming growth factor-beta 1 precursor with the insulin-like growth factor II/mannose 6-phosphate receptor.

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Department of Pharmacology, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305-5332.


Recombinant transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta 1 precursor was recently found to contain mannose 6-phosphate (Purchio et al., 1988, J. Biol. Chem. 263, 14211-14215). In the present study, recombinant TGF-beta 1 precursor was shown to bind to the insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-II/mannose 6-phosphate (man6P) receptor on the plasma membrane of cells since: 1) Insulin, which induces an increase in cell surface IGF-II/man6P receptors on adipocytes, caused a 2.7-fold increase in TGF-beta 1 precursor binding to adipocytes; 2) Chinese hamster ovary cells selected for overexpression of the IGF-II/man6P receptor exhibited an increased binding of TGF-beta 1 precursor in comparison to the parental cells; and 3) the binding of 125I-TGF-beta 1 precursor to these transfected cells and adipocytes was largely inhibited by man6P. After 15 minutes at 37 degrees C, 75% of the recombinant TGF-beta 1 precursor was found to be internalized in the transfected cells. Additional studies with latent TGF-beta 1 isolated from platelets indicated that this material could also bind to the isolated IGF-II/man6P receptor.

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