PMID: 6270015Mar 15, 1981Paper

Demonstration of the transferrin receptor in human breast cancer tissue. Potential marker for identifying dividing cells

International Journal of Cancer. Journal International Du Cancer
J E ShindelmanH H Sussman


A transferrin receptor was demonstrated in tumor tissue from 10 patients with breast carcinoma and one patient with breast sarcoma. Binding studies were conducted by measuring the amont of 1251-transferrin binding to microsomal preparations of the tumor tissue. Elevated levels of specific transferrin binding were found in the tumors with a range of 11-35% of bound transferrin, whereas microsomes prepared from non-neoplastic breast tissue samples bound only 2.3% and 2.4% of the transferrin. Scatchard analysis of binding studies conducted with tissues from a breast cancer and from a breast sarcoma indicate that the receptor has a Ka = 9.0 x 10(8)M. The binding site is specific for transferrin, as studies show that non-radioactive transferrin displaced labelled transferrin, while human IgG and human albumin did not. The receptor-transferrin complex was precipitated from a detergent extract of the breast sarcoma with antiserum to human transferrin. Sodium dodecyl sulfate/polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the immunoprecipitate gave a polypeptide of M 90,000 daltons, which is of similar molecular weight found for the putative transferrin receptor in all of a series of human cultured cell lines previously examined.


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