When epidermal growth factor (EGF) which had been extensively purified by HPLC was subjected to iodination with sodium 125iodide, 5 major species of differing isoelectric points were produced. Some of these species bound to rat fibroblasts with different affinities but were internalized with equal efficiency. Examination of the internalized 125I-labelled molecules revealed processing of all the 125I-EGF species to macromolecules with more acidic isoelectric points. The 125I-EGF species with a pI of 4.5 corresponded in electrofocusing behavior with intact non-iodinated EGF. Other EGF species probably represented molecules which were covalently modified as a result of the iodination procedure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Sep 16 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology