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Preliminary characterization and partial purification of rat uterine nuclear type II Binding sites.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Biochemical and biophysical research communications
Publication Date
Volume
177
Issue
3
Pages
1283–1290
Identifiers
PMID: 2059216
Source
Medline
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Abstract

These studies represent the first biochemical characterization and purification of nuclear type II binding sites from the rat uterus. Uterine nuclei from estradiol-implanted rats were digested with DNA'se and RNA'se, washed with Na deoxycholate-Tween 40 and extracted with 0.4 M ammonium sulfate (AmSO4). Nuclear type II sites in the AmSO4 extract eluted as a single peak during DEAE ion exchange chromatography, HPLC (Waters DEAE 5PW column) and Sephadex G-100 chromatography with a molecular weight of approximately 37K. DEAE and quercetin-sepharose affinity chromatography resulted in significant purification (greater than 800-fold) of nuclear type II sites with a 49% yield. Type II sites were not recognized by rat ER antibodies (Abbot ER-EIA kit) which immunoadsorbed ER from these preparations. These biochemical and immunological studies suggest that the ER and type II sites are likely to be different proteins.

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