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Monoclonal anti-receptor antibodies were used to study the cellular traffic of the hCG/LH receptor by immunoelectron microscopy. The LHR38 antibody was shown to bind to the extracellular domain of the receptor but not to interfere with hormone binding, adenylate cyclase activation or with the rate of internalization of the receptor. Pig Leydig cells and a(More)
Mouse hybridomas secreting monoclonal antibodies against rabbit uterine progesterone receptor (PR) have been prepared. Several of these immunoglobulins exhibited high affinity towards human progesterone receptor and two (LET 126 and LET 64) were selected as giving the best immunoperoxidase staining of human progesterone target organs. Using the indirect(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (mAB) against progesterone receptor (PR) and the peroxidase-antiperoxidase (PAP) method to visualize PR in paraffin sections from 68 human breast cancers were used. Ten mAB, which recognize human PR on frozen sections, were tested. Six could detect PR in paraffin sections, with Li 417, LET 456, and LET 126 giving the best results. LET(More)
Monoclonal antibodies have been raised against the LH/CG receptor [1] and have allowed to perform immunochemical studies of the receptor in target cells. Three different forms of the LH/CG receptor are physiologically expressed: a mature approximately 85 kDa transmembrane species corresponding to the full length receptor, a approximately 68 kDa high mannose(More)
The concentration of progesterone receptors in rat uterine cytosol and nuclei was measured during the oestrous cycle and pregnancy. The method used allowed the measurement of the total concentration of binding sites (unbound and hormone-bound). During the oestrous cycle, the concentration of receptors in the cytosol peaked at prooestrus, low concentrations(More)
The synthetic progestogen R5020 (17,21-dimethyl-19-norpregna-4,9-diene-3,20-dione) binds with high affinity (Ka = 8.8 X 10(8) l/mol at 0 degree C) to the progesterone receptor from rat uterine cytosol. At nanomolar concentrations, equilibrium is attained in less than 90 min. R5020 has a very low affinity for other specific steroid-binding proteins(More)
A mouse was immunized with purified rabbit uterine cytosolic progesterone receptor (specific activity: 3 nmol of steroid bound per mg of protein). After fusion of its spleen cells with Sp2-OAg myeloma cells, supernatants of 11 hybrid cultures were found to react in both an immunoenzymatic test and a double-immunoprecipitation test with the progesterone(More)
Monoclonal antibodies have been raised against porcine LH receptor and allowed to clone the corresponding messenger RNA from testicular cells. Cross hybridisation with the LH receptor clone allowed to isolate a clone corresponding to the human TSH receptor from thyroids. The structure of both receptors have been determined. They show similarities but also(More)