Chicken gizzard 5'-nucleotidase is a receptor for the extracellular matrix component fibronectin.

The smooth muscle cells of chicken gizzard harbor the ectoenzyme 5'-nucleotidase. The purified enzyme was reconstituted into 3H-labeled proteoliposomes which were used as a model to study the association of a membrane protein with fibronectin. We demonstrated that the binding process between proteoliposomes and fibronectin has the qualities of a receptor… CONTINUE READING