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Nerve growth factor binds to two different specific receptors on responsive cells. The relationship of these two receptors is not fully understood at this time. We have studied the binding of labeled NGF to a different strain of white leghorn chicken embryo dorsal root ganglionic cells. The equilibrium dissociation constants for the two sites (KdI = 4.1 +/-(More)
Culture medium with elevated K+ has been shown to enhance the survival of neurons isolated from several different regions of the nervous system. Nerve growth factor binds to binding sites on sensory and sympathetic neurons through two sites, one of high-affinity (K d1∼3×10−11 M) and the other of low-affinity (K d2∼2×10−9 M). Equilibrium binding data(More)
Considerable evidence is mounting to support the concept of a modulatory role for the brain and neuroendocrine system on the immune response. This neuroimmunomodulation occurs in part through the interaction of specific neurosubstances with receptors on lymphocytes and monocytes. Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a neuronotrophic factor necessary for the(More)
Retinoic acid (RA), a naturally occurring metabolite of vitamin A, increased the number of receptors for nerve growth factor (NGF) in cultured human neuroblastoma cells (LA-N-1), as indicated by an immunofluorescence assay of cell surface receptors and by specific binding of 125I-NGF to solubilized receptors. Analysis of 125I-NGF binding showed that RA(More)
Nerve growth factor binds to cell surface membrane receptors on sensory and sympathetic neurons. The binding of radiolabeled beta nerve growth factor to sympathetic neurons is characterized by two specific binding sites with similar dissociation constants to those seen for sensory neurons. The high affinity site, type I, has an apparent dissociation(More)
The gamma subunits of the 7S nerve growth factor complex (7S NGF) display arginine esteropeptidase activity. By varying the conditions of electrophoresis in acrylamide gel, it has been demonstrated that the gamma-subunit fraction of 7S NGF contains five different proteins, in contrast to the three (gamma1, gamma2, and gamma3) originally described (Smith,(More)
It is known that NGF-responsive cells bind NGF at cell surface receptors in a specific and saturable fashion and there are two separate kinds of receptor-ligand binding interactions as judged by Rosenthal analyses. Following isolation of nerve growth factor receptors from embryonic chicken sensory ganglia, rat pheochromocytoma cells and human neuroblastoma(More)