Growth hormone-binding protein in human lymph.


The high affinity GH-binding protein (GHBP) is a soluble circulating ectodomain of the GH receptor (GHR). In humans, it is thought to be released from the plasma membrane-bound GHR by proteolysis at or near the transmembrane domain. GHBP modulates GH action by 1) intravascular complex formation, and 2) competing with the GHR for ligand in tissues… (More)