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Cell density modulates receptor-mediated internalization of nerve growth factor in pheochromocytoma cells.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6271958     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Binding and fate of the nerve growth factor (NGF) in pheochromocytoma cells (clone PC12) have been measured with the use of iodine-labeled ligand and with 125I-NGF antibodies. With such double approach it is possible to distinguish between surface bound and total NGF bound to PC12 cells. It is found that NGF-receptor complexes undergo down-regulation. This process is noticeable at low but not at high cell densities, and only in PC12 cells never exposed to NGF. Previous incubation with growth factor leads to the disappearance of down-regulation of NGF-receptor complexes. Assuming that this process is an indirect measure of NGF-receptor internalization, it is concluded that it is modulated by the cell density or by previous exposure to the factor. These findings are postulated to be relevant to the mechanism of action of NGF and to its multiple effects on target cells.
S Biocca; A Levi; P Calissano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of receptor research     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0197-5110     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Recept. Res.     Publication Date:  1980  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-01-28     Completed Date:  1982-01-28     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008358     Medline TA:  J Recept Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-87     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms / metabolism*
Cell Count
Clone Cells / metabolism
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Nerve Growth Factors / metabolism*
Pheochromocytoma / metabolism*
Receptors, Cell Surface / metabolism
Receptors, Nerve Growth Factor
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Nerve Growth Factors; 0/Receptors, Cell Surface; 0/Receptors, Nerve Growth Factor

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