Purification of seven protein synthesis initiation factors from Krebs II ascites cells

Biochim Biophys Acta. 1979 Feb 27;561(2):484-90. doi: 10.1016/0005-2787(79)90156-4.


Seven protein synthesis initiation factors were isolated from Krebs II ascites cells using the procedures developed for the purification of the corresponding factors from rabbit reticulocytes. The ascites factors display identical characteristics in ion exchange chromatography and sucrose density gradient sedimentation. Based on their profiles in SDS polyacrylamide gels, the ascites factors have polypeptide profiles and molecular weights identical to those of the reticulocyte factors. Most significantly, each ascites factor is competent in replacing its corresponding reticulocyte factor in a reconstituted in vitro protein synthesizing system which is dependent on all seven factors.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Carcinoma, Krebs 2 / metabolism*
  • Mice
  • Microsomes / metabolism
  • Molecular Weight
  • Peptide Chain Initiation, Translational*
  • Peptide Initiation Factors / isolation & purification*
  • Peptide Initiation Factors / metabolism
  • Protein Biosynthesis
  • Reticulocytes / metabolism


  • Peptide Initiation Factors