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We have synthesized insulins acylated by fatty acids in the epsilon-amino group of LysB29. Soluble preparations can be made in the usual concentration of 600 nmol/ml (100 IU/ml) at neutral pH. The time for 50% disappearance after subcutaneous injection of the corresponding TyrA14(125I)-labelled insulins in pigs correlated with the affinity for binding to(More)
We have investigated the role of the C-terminal of the alpha-subunit in the insulin receptor family by characterizing chimeric mini-receptor constructs comprising the first three domains (468 amino acids) of insulin receptor (IR) or insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGFIR) combined with C-terminal domain from either insulin receptor (IR) (residues(More)
Alanine scanning mutagenesis has been used to identify specific side chains of insulin which strongly influence binding to the insulin receptor. A total of 21 new insulin analog constructs were made, and in addition 7 high pressure liquid chromatography-purified analogs were tested, covering alanine substitutions in positions B1, B2, B3, B4, B8, B9, B10,(More)
We obtained 20 mouse monoclonal antibodies specific for human type I insulin-like growth factor (IGF) receptors, using transfected cells expressing high levels of receptors (IGF-1R/3T3 cells) as immunogen. The antibodies immunoprecipitated receptor.125I-IGF-I complexes and biosynthetically labeled receptors from IGF-1R/3T3 cells but did not react with human(More)
Insulin receptor (IR) and insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-IR) are both from the same subgroup of receptor tyrosine kinases that exist as covalently bound receptor dimers at the cell surface. For both IR and IGF-IR, the most described forms are homodimer receptors. However, hybrid receptors consisting of one-half IR and one-half IGF-IR are also(More)
To identify the region(s) of the insulin receptor and the insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) receptor responsible for ligand specificity (high-affinity binding), expression vectors encoding soluble chimeric insulin/IGF-I receptors were prepared. The chimeric receptors were expressed in mammalian cells and partially purified. Binding studies revealed that(More)
The dose of docetaxel is currently calculated based on body surface area and does not reflect the pharmacokinetic, metabolic potential or genetic background of the patients. The influence of genetic variation on the clearance of docetaxel was analysed in a two-stage analysis. In step one, 583 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 203 genes were(More)
Small molecules with insulin mimetic effects and oral availability are of interest for potential substitution of insulin injections in the treatment of diabetes. We have searched databases for compounds capable of mimicking one epitope of the insulin molecule known to be involved in binding to the insulin receptor (IR). This approach identifies(More)
Cocaine and amphetamine regulated transcript (CART) is a newly discovered hypothalamic peptide with a potent appetite suppressing activity following intracerebroventricular administration. When the mature rat CART sequence encoding CART(1-102) was inserted in the yeast expression plasmid three CART peptides could be purified from the fermentation broth(More)
1. To investigate the structure/function relationship of the interaction between ligand and receptor in the insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and insulin receptor systems we have prepared and characterized a single-chain insulin/IGF-I hybrid. The single-chain hybrid consists of the insulin molecule combined with the C domain of IGF-I. The single-chain(More)