Partial purification and biological activities and properties of chick growth factors

F. Takahashi, M. Kuramitsu, M. Tokuda, H. Matsui, T. Itano, T. H. Murakami, O. Hatase, I. Nisida

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Abstract

Cellular stimulating factors on cell proliferation in the supernatants of chick embryo carcases and adult muscles were studied. There were plural stimulating factors in embryonic and adult muscular supernatants that promoted cell proliferation without any supplement of sera and other materials. Salting-out methods with ammonium sulfate, ethanol fractionation, and isoelectric precipitation were used to isolate the stimulating factors, and these three methods proved the presence of plural stimulants on cell proliferation in the supernatants of chick embryo and adult muscles. The stimulants had altered physicochemical properties and biological activities due to embryological development. The embryonic stimulants enhanced the synthesis of DNA and protein remarkably, and RNA synthesis in whole cell systems slightly. The muscular stimulants enhanced protein synthesis without any stimulation of DNA and RNA synthesis. Partial purification of the stimulants from the ethanol fractions was performed by DEAE-cellulose chromatography and Sephadex gel chromatography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-176
Number of pages10
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume33
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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