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We have previously shown that only adult brain contained a detectable amount of high affinity receptors for basic Fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) whereas adult liver, kidney, lung, intestine or stomach showed only low affinity binding sites. We now have studied and compared the distribution of the receptors for acidic Fibroblast growth factor (aFGF) with(More)
Polycationic molecules were studied either for their ability to displace the binding of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) to high- and low-affinity membrane interaction sites and/or to modulate bFGF-induced proliferation of fibroblasts. Heparin-binding polypeptides, such as polylysine, protamine, histones, and thrombin-displaced [125I]bFGF bound to(More)
We described a protocol for purification of bovine brain membranes suitable to study the binding of iodinated basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF) to bovine brain membrane preparation. The binding of 125I basic FGF to brain membranes reached equilibrium within 30 min at 20 degrees C, was reversible, and displaced by an excess of unlabeled basic FGF.(More)
Fibroblast growth factors are proteins which play a major role, in vitro and in vivo, in the control of cellular growth and differentiation of a large number of cells. Biological activities of these factors are mediated by the interaction with specific membrane receptors. Previous studies indicated that the apparent molecular weight of a family of these(More)
In order to localize a rich source of basic FGF receptor, we examined the distribution of basic FGF binding sites in brain, stomach, lung, spleen, kidney, liver and intestine membrane preparations from adult guinea pig. Comparative binding studies using iodinated basic FGF showed that a specific binding was detected in all the membrane preparations tested.(More)
A new form of high affinity fibroblast growth factor receptor has been purified from adult bovine brain membranes. Purification was performed by chromatography on DEAE-Trisacryl and wheat germ agglutinin-agarose followed by FGF-2 affinity chromatography. Affinity labeling of purified fractions with 125I-FGF-2 showed after cross-linking a 170-kDa complex,(More)
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