Three distinct species of IGFBP in porcine serum were identified by NH2-terminal amino acid sequence analysis. The IGFBPs identified include pIGFBP-2 (34 kDa), three isoforms of pIGFBP-3 (43, 40 and 30 kDa) and two isoforms of pIGFBP-4 (30 and 26 kDa). The three isoforms of pIGFBP-3 were found to have a common NH2-terminal amino acid sequence, as were the two isoforms of pIGFBP-4. These results indicate that porcine serum contains a truncated form of IGFBP-3 and two forms of pIGFBP-4, similar to those previously isolated from human and rat serum. Furthermore, the presence of a truncated form(s) of the GH-dependent IGFBP-3 in porcine serum suggests that elucidating its origin and function may be important in understanding how IGFBPs affect the somatogenic actions of GH.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Dec 31 1991|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology