The transforming growth factor beta receptors types I, II, and III form hetero-oligomeric complexes in the presence of ligand.

Transforming growth factors beta (TGF-beta s) are disulfide-linked dimers. In Rat-1 cells both radioiodinated TGF-beta 1 and -beta 2 bind to and can be chemically cross-linked to type I and II receptors (which are thought to mediate effects of cell growth suppression and gene activation), to type III proteoglycan receptors, and to a novel approximately 50… CONTINUE READING