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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1979 Jul 25;579(1):216-27.

Multiple molecular forms of glia maturation factor.

Abstract

Glia maturation factor from the pig brain can be detected in two molecular forms: the high molecular weight form which is 200 000 dalton in size and the low molecular weight form which is 40 000 dalton in size, as determined by Sephadex gel filtration. The former accounts for 85% of the total biological activity extracted at physiologic pH. The proportion of the low molecular weight form increases following freeze-thawing and ion-exchange chromatography. In addition to the morphological effects, both forms possess mitogenic activity but no esteropeptidase activity. Both forms show similar enzyme susceptibility, being inactivated by papain, ficin and pronase but resistant to subtilisin, thermolysin and trypsin. The high molecular weight form is more resistant to denaturation by low pH, heating and urea than the low molecular weight form. The high molecular weight factor has an isoelectric point of 4.27 whereas the low molecular weight factor has one of 5.04.

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