Stabilization of glucocorticoid receptors in vitro using divalent cations plus cation chelators.

The specific glucocorticoid receptor binding of rat liver cytosol was very unstable in vitro at 25 and 4 degrees C. However, 5 mM CaCl2 added with 5 mM EDTA to cytosol prior to incubation markedly stabilized unbound glucocorticoid receptors at both temperatures. Optimal effectiveness was achieved using equimolar (5 mM) amounts of CaCl2 and EDTA. On the… (More)