Biosynthetic regulation of the human transferrin receptor by desferrioxamine in K562 cells.


Treatment of K562 cells with the iron chelator desferrioxamine results in the gradual increase in total cell receptors for transferrin. Receptor number rises 2.5-4.5-fold over 24 h and remains at the elevated level if the chelator is continuously present. Preincubation of the chelator with ferric chloride abolishes the effect. The drug has no effect on the… (More)


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