Isolation and characterization of a mannose-specific endocytosis receptor from human placenta

M. R. Lennartz, F. S. Cole, V. L. Shepherd, T. E. Wileman, P. D. Stahl

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A receptor which recognizes glycoproteins bearing terminal mannose residues has been isolated from human placental membranes. Washed membranes were solubilized with buffer containing 1% Triton X-100 and applied to a mannose-Sepharose affinity column. The column was eluted with buffer containing 200 mM mannose and 1% cholate. The major protein eluted exhibited a molecular weight of 175 kDa on sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The protein binds 125I-labeled mannosylated bovine serum albumin in a saturable fashion with a dissociation constant of 4 nM. Ligand binding is pH-dependent with maximal binding above pH 6.5. This binding can be inhibited with EDTA, mannose, fucose, mannan, β-glucuronidase, and bovine serum albumin conjugated to fucose. Polyclonal antibodies generated against the mannose binding protein immunoprecipitate a single 175-kDa protein species from both surface-iodinated and biosynthetically labeled human monocyte-derived macrophages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9942-9944
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Issue number21
StatePublished - 1987


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