PMID: 6423902Jan 1, 1984Paper

Effects of calcium on the chick oviduct progesterone receptor

Journal of Steroid Biochemistry
P TuohimaaE E Baulieu


The chick oviduct cytosol progesterone receptor can be transformed to a small form (Rs = 21A, S20,w:2.9) denoted "mero-receptor" by incubation in the presence of Ca2+ [8]. In the molybdate-free cytosol all the progestin binding components could be completely transformed to mero-form by 1 h treatment with 100 mM Ca2+ at 0 degrees C. If EDTA was secondarily added, the ligand was rapidly released. If molybdate (20 mM) containing cytosol was incubated with Ca2+, no radioactivity was found in the meroposition on the Agarose A 0.5 m column, but the bound steroid sedimented at 2.9 S in sucrose gradients containing Ca2+ (and no molybdate). When 20 nM molybdate was added to cytosol containing receptor activated by 0.3 M KCl, complete mero-transformation by Ca2+ was obtained also by the gel filtration criterion, indicating that molybdate does not inhibit the mero-transforming factor. Ligand-free progesterone receptor could also be completely converted to mero-form by endogenous cytosolic transforming factor and calcium. The transforming factor was completely inactivated, when cytosol was run through Agarose A 0.5 m gel. Mero-transformation was found to be irreversible. The purified progesterone receptor subunit 110 K (B) was partially co...Continue Reading


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