Author(s): Parnell PG, Carter BJ, Halper J
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Abstract We have identified the receptor for epithelial type transforming growth factor (TGFe). TGFe, a member of the epithelin/granulin family of proteins, is present primarily in tissues of epithelial origin. It is a powerful mitogen for epithelial and fibroblastic cells. TGFe, iodinated using an immobilized glucose oxidase-lactoperoxidase method, was chemically crosslinked to receptors on membranes isolated from SW-13 adrenal carcinoma cells by the crosslinker disuccinimidyl suberate (DSS). The receptor appears to be a protein which migrates at an apparent molecular weight of approximately 170-175 kDa under reducing and nonreducing conditions in SDS-polyacrylamide gels.
This article was published in J Recept Signal Transduct Res
and referenced in Journal of Cytology & Histology