Characterization of low density lipoprotein binding to human adipocytes and adipocyte membranes.


125I-labeled low density lipoprotein (LDL) binding to purified plasma membranes prepared from freshly isolated human adipocytes was saturable, specific, and displaceable by unlabeled ligand. The maximum specific binding capacity measured at saturating concentrations of 125I-LDL was 1.95 +/- 1.17 micrograms of LDL bound/mg of membrane protein (mean +/- S.D… (More)