The receptor binding site of human interleukin-3 defined by mutagenesis and molecular modeling.


Interleukin-3 (IL-3) is a member of the cytokine superfamily that promotes multi-potential hematopoietic cell growth by interacting with a cell surface receptor composed of alpha and beta chains. The newly available three-dimensional structure of a variant of human (h) IL-3 allowed us to evaluate new and existing mutagenesis data and to rationally interpret… (More)


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