A growth regulatory factor, which reversibly inhibits DNA synthesis and proliferation of fibroblasts, has been isolated from medium conditioned by exposure to density-inhibited mouse 3T3 cells. This factor, termed FGR-s (13K), yielded a single polypeptide (Mr 13,000) when analyzed by SDS PAGE under both reducing and nonreducing conditions. The dose-response curve of growth inhibition by FGR-s (13K) showed that 50% inhibition of 3T3 cell proliferation was achieved at a concentration of approximately 3 ng/ml, corresponding to approximately 0.23 nM. The activity of FGR-s (13K) was depleted by passing the material over an affinity column containing the monoclonal antibody 2A4; this monoclonal antibody had been previously characterized to bind to the Mr 13,000 polypeptide. These results indicate that we have purified a growth regulatory factor that acts to inhibit the proliferation of cells in an autocrine pathway.
Growth control in cultured 3T3 fibroblasts. V. Purification of an Mr 13,000 polypeptide responsible for growth inhibitory activity.
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Y M Hsu, J L Wang; Growth control in cultured 3T3 fibroblasts. V. Purification of an Mr 13,000 polypeptide responsible for growth inhibitory activity.. J Cell Biol 1 February 1986; 102 (2): 362–369. doi: https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.102.2.362
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