Inhibition of rabbit reticulocyte guanine nucleotide exchange factor activity by heparin and its reversal by polyamines.

We have previously demonstrated that phosphorylation of the 82-kDa subunit of the guanine nucleotide exchange factor, eIF-2B, by casein kinases I and II stimulates eIF-2B activity. In the present report, we show that heparin binds to eIF-2B (KD approximately 0.3 microM) and inhibits the GDP/GTP exchange activity of eIF-2B. The effect is dose dependent, with… CONTINUE READING