Truncated Forms of the Insulin-like Growth Factor II (IGF-II)/ Mannose 6-Phosphate Receptor Encompassing the IGF-II Binding Site: Characterization of a Point Mutation That Abolishes IGF-II Binding

Farideh Garmroudi, Gayathri Devi, Dorothy H. Slentz, Beverly S. Schaffer, Richard G. MacDonald

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Abstract

Complete understanding of the functional significance of insulin-like growth factor II (IGF-II) binding by the IGF-II/mannose-6-phosphate (Man-6-P) receptor requires mapping and ultimately mutational analysis of the receptor's IGF-II binding domain. Recent advances have localized the IGF-II binding site to extracytoplasmic repeats 10-11. To improve resolution of the binding site map, a nested set of epitope-tagged, truncated forms of the human IGF-II/Man-6-P receptor were transiently expressed in COS-7 cells. The IGF-II binding properties of truncated receptors immunoprecipitated from cell lysates and conditioned media were determined by affinity cross-linking. From the largest truncated receptor, encompassing extracytoplasmic repeats 8-11 (Mr 68 K), through the smallest, comprised primarily of repeat 11 (Mr 23 K), all were able to bind and cross-link to IGF-II. As a group, the truncated receptors had similar affinities for IGF-II, but with relative binding affinities 5-to 10-fold lower than those of full-length receptors. A point mutation substituting threonine for isoleucine at residue 1572, located in the NH2-terminal half of repeat 11, completely abolished IGF-II binding. We conclude that repeat 11 of the IGF-II/Man-6-P receptor's extracytoplasmic domain contains the minimal elements required for binding and cross-linking to IGF-II, and that Me1572 and other residues within the NH2-terminal half of repeat 11 are particularly important for IGF-II interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)642-651
Number of pages10
JournalMolecular Endocrinology
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Endocrinology

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