Jan 20, 1994

Increased expression and characterization of two distinct folate binding proteins in murine erythroleukemia cells

Biochemical Pharmacology
K E BrigleI D Goldman


We previously identified two membrane-bound folate binding proteins, FBP1 and FBP2, in murine L1210 leukemia cells. We now report on the development of two variant murine erythroleukemia cell lines that were used for direct comparison and biochemical characterization of the two murine folate binding proteins. Based on the results of northern analysis and the mobilities of affinity-labeled proteins on polyacrylamide gels, these cell lines exhibit specific up-regulated expression of FBP1 or FBP2. The affinities of the folate binding proteins for various (anti)folates were determined based upon the ability of the compounds to inhibiting of [3H]folic acid. The two proteins exhibited considerably different affinities and stereospecificities and, in general, FBP2 consistently bound each test compound with lesser affinity than FBP1. Both proteins displayed greatest affinity for folic acid, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, and the antifolates CB3717 and 5,10-dideazatetrahydrofolate (DDATHF). Conversely, the proteins exhibited poor affinity for the dihydrofolate reductase inhibitors methotrexate and aminopterin. For 5-formyltetrahydrofolate, FBP1 had high affinity for the (6S) diastereoisomer, whereas FBP2 showed preference for the non-physiol...Continue Reading

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