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Approximately one-half of the amino acid sequence (911 amino acid residues out of 1,880 expected) for bovine plasma fibronectin (cold-insoluble globulin) has been determined. Three types of internal homology were identified, showing that a number of partial gene duplications (multiplications) have occurred during the evolution of this protein. Digestion of(More)
We attempted to locate the glutamine residue in human vitronectin, susceptible to cross-linking by transglutaminases. Vitronectin was incubated with 14C-labelled putrescine and plasma factor XIIIa and, after reduction and alkylation, the vitronectin was digested with trypsin. HPLC of the digest followed by scintillation counting revealed one major and two(More)
Each of the two type II domains and four larger fragments, containing one or two type II domains of fibronectin, have been expressed in Escherichia coli. A special vector, containing a fragment encoding the cleavage site for Factor Xa, Ile-Glu-Gly-Arg, inserted immediately before the protein fragment of interest, was used. After treatment of the purified(More)
The primary structure of the 2265 residues of bovine plasma fibronectin has been completed. The new sequences reported in this paper are residues 600-868 (269 residues), 1138-1217 (80 residues), 1518-1599 (82 residues) and 1868-2061 (194 residues). These sequences constitute six type III homology units and two non-homologous connecting strands. Thus, there(More)
The complete amino acid sequences of the heparin-, cell- and DNA-binding domains of bovine plasma fibronectin have been determined. The fragments were generated from the 170-kDa central plasmic fragment by extensive digestion with chymotrypsin, and they contain 268, 300 and 269 amino acid residues, respectively. No half-cystines or cysteines were found in(More)
An anti-cell adhesion globulin was purified from human plasma by heparin-affinity chromatography. The purified globulin inhibited spreading of osteosarcoma and melanoma cells on vitronectin, and of endothelial cells, platelets, and mononuclear blood cells on vitronectin or fibrinogen. It did not inhibit cell spreading on fibronectin. The protein had the(More)
Thrombospondin (TSP) contains the Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) sequence that is thought to be important for cell adhesion mediated by several cell-surface integrin receptors. The RGD sequence is located in the type 3 repeat region of TSP that has multiple Ca2+ binding sites and is subject to a complex intramolecular thiol-disulfide isomerization. TSP that we isolated(More)
The complete amino acid sequence of the collagen-binding domain of bovine plasma fibronectin has been determined. The fragment, generated by digestion of fibronectin with plasmin and chymotrypsin, contains 340 residues (260-599 of fibronectin) with threonine and tryptophan as the amino-terminal and carboxyl-terminal amino acids, respectively. 24(More)
Twelve cyanogen bromide fragments (CB1-12) from bovine plasma fibronectin have been isolated and eight of these completely sequenced. Altogether they account for 502 of the total expected 1880 residues in each of the two chains of fibronectin. Four of these fragments (CB1-4) constitute residues 1-289 in fibronectin with CB4 overlapping the N-terminal 29-kDa(More)