Feb 1, 1994

Cloning of cDNAs with possible association with senescence and immortalization of human cells

Mutation Research
Y SatohS Gotoh


Normal human diploid fibroblasts (HDF) have a finite life span in vitro and have been used as a model system for the study of in vivo aging. Little is known about how changes in gene expression may affect the immortalization of human fibroblasts. We looked for cDNA clones whose mRNAs were differentially expressed between mortal senescent SV40-transformed human fibroblasts (B-32) and the immortal counterparts (B-32F) derived from B-32 cells. We identified three cDNA isolates by subtractive differential hybridization with 32P-labeled cDNA probes from B-32 cells and B-32F cells. Nucleotide sequence analysis of these cDNA clones revealed that they were homologous to the human vimentin, a human mitochondrial gene and a human gene of unknown nature. Slot blot and Northern blot analyses demonstrated that the former two were preferentially expressed in senescent B-32 cells and the last one was less expressed in B-32F immortal cells.

Mentioned in this Paper

Northern Blotting
Cell Aging
VIM gene
Specimen Type - Fibroblasts
DNA, Mitochondrial
Nucleic Acid Hybridization Procedure
Simian virus 40
Gene Expression

About this Paper

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Synthetic Genetic Array Analysis

Synthetic genetic arrays allow the systematic examination of genetic interactions. Here is the latest research focusing on synthetic genetic arrays and their analyses.

Position Effect Variegation

Position Effect Variagation occurs when a gene is inactivated due to its positioning near heterochromatic regions within a chromosome. Discover the latest research on Position Effect Variagation here.

Head And Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinomas account for >90% of all tumors in the head and neck region. Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma incidence has increased dramatically recently with little improvement in patient outcomes. Here is the latest research on this aggressive malignancy.

Signaling in Adult Neurogenesis

Neural stem cells play a critical role in the production of neuronal cells in neurogenesis is of great importance. Of interest is the role signalling mechanisms in adult neurogenesis. Discover the latest research on signalling in adult neurogenesis.

Psychiatric Chronotherapy

Psychiatric Chronotherapy considers the circadian rhythm as a major factor for optimizing therapeutic efficacy of psychiatric interventions. Discover the latest research on Psychiatric Chronotherapy here.

Epigenetic Memory

Epigenetic memory refers to the heritable genetic changes that are not explained by the DNA sequence. Find the latest research on epigenetic memory here.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.