Characterization of a photoalkylated psoralen receptor in HeLa cells.


Psoralens in combination with ultraviolet light are potent modulators of epidermal cell growth and differentiation. Responsive cell types contain specific, saturable, high-affinity binding sites for the psoralens. These binding sites become covalently modified by the psoralen molecule following ultraviolet light exposure. In the present studies the psoralen… (More)