The ligand binding subunit of the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor has properties of a peripheral membrane protein

Paul F. Pilch, Timothy O'Hare, Joshua Rubin, Marianne Boni-Schnetzler

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Abstract

125I-insulin-like growth factor 1 was cross-linked to its receptor in human placenta microsomal membranes. The microsomes were treated with urea, with dithiothreitol or with both reagents prior to centrifugation at 100,000 × g. We found that >80% of the label was membrane-associated following separate treatment with urea or dithiothreitol, but >80% of the radio-activity remained in the supernatant after simultaneous exposure to both reagents. In identical experiments employing 125I-epidermal growth factor, no condition led to the release of >10% of label from the membrane. We conclude that the ligand binding subunit of the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor, like peripheral membrane proteins, lacks a membrane anchoring domain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume136
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 14 1986
Externally publishedYes

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