J Biol Chem 1989 Jul;264(20):11699-705
Division of Oncology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104.
Biochemistry 1991 Feb;30(7):1761-7
Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Camden, New Jersey 08103.
Two types of PDGF receptors have been cloned and sequenced. Both receptors are transmembrane glycoproteins with a ligand-stimulatable tyrosine kinase site. We have shown earlier that ligand-induced activation of the beta-type PDGF receptor is due to the conversion of the monomeric form of the receptor to the dimeric form [Bishayee et al. Read More
Growth Factors 1992 ;6(1):1-14
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Uppsala, Sweden.
Porcine aortic endothelial cells expressing platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) alpha- or beta-receptors after transfection of the corresponding cDNAs, were used to investigate whether PDGF receptor dimerization occurs in intact cells after ligand binding. Using three different methods--covalent cross-linking of 125I-labeled ligand, cross-linking of metabolically labeled cells after ligand-binding followed by immunoprecipitation, and immunoblotting of cells after ligand binding and cross-linking--it was demonstrated that alpha- as well as beta-receptors form ligand-induced dimeric complexes. Dimerization correlated with induction of receptor kinase activity, measured as receptor autophosphorylation. Read More
J Biol Chem 1989 May;264(15):8905-12
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Biomedical Center, Uppsala, Sweden.
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) was found to induce dimerization of purified B-type PDGF receptors, as analyzed by sodium dodecyl sulfate gel electrophoresis after covalent cross-linking using disuccinimidyl suberate. PDGF-BB was 20-fold more effective than PDGF-AB; PDGF-AA was without effect. The dimerization was dose-dependent and was maximal at 0. Read More
Mol Cell Biol 1991 Jul;11(7):3756-61
Department of Pharmacology, New York University Medical Center, New York 10016.
It is well established that epidermal growth factor and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) are able to induce noncovalent dimerization of their surface receptors. It is thought that receptor dimerization plays an important role in activation of the tyrosine kinase function and in the process of receptor autophosphorylation. Here we show that the addition of either PDGF-BB or PDGF-AA to intact 3T3 cells induces formation of 400- and 430-kDa species, respectively, recognized by either anti-PDGF receptor antibodies or anti-phosphotyrosine antibodies. Read More