Purification of the Insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) receptor from an IGF-II-producing cell line, and generation of an antibody which both immunoprecipitates and blocks the type 2 IGF receptor

R. G. Rosenfeld, D. Hodges, H. Pham, Phillip Lee, D. R. Powell

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18,54-SF cells, which secrete rat insulin-like growth factor II (rIGF-II), have abundant type 2 IGF receptors. We have purified the type 2 receptor from these cells by solubilization of crude membranes in Triton X-100, followed by chromatography on agarose-immobilized rIGF-II. A partially purified receptor preparation, obtained by chromatography of solubilized membranes over wheat germ agglutinin, was used to immunize a rabbit. The antibody generated both immunoprecipitates the type 2 receptor, and specifically inhibits IGF-II binding to a variety of rat tissues, including 18,54-SF cells, BRL-3A cells and placenta. The presence of abundant type 2 receptors on an rIGF-II-secreting cell line is consistent with an autocrine role for IGF-II in select cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-311
Number of pages8
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 16 1986
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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