PMID: 2835972Jan 1, 1988Paper

Dibutyryl cAMP inhibits expression of transformation-related properties in Kirsten murine sarcoma virus transformed Balb/c-3T3 cells despite continued presence of p21v-Ki-ras

Biochemistry and Cell Biology = Biochimie Et Biologie Cellulaire
A A RidgwayB B Mukherjee


We studied the effects of simultaneous treatment with 0.1 mM N6, O2'-dibutyryl cAMP (dbcAMP) and 1 mM theophylline on several transformation-specific properties and on levels of the Kirsten murine sarcoma virus (Ki-MSV) transforming gene product p21v-Ki-ras, in a Ki-MSV-transformed mouse cell line (Balb/c-3T3, clone A31; KA31). The rate of logarithmic growth, cell motility, and final saturation density were reduced in dbcAMP-treated KA31 cultures. Capabilities for anchorage-independent growth were reduced in treated cells, to levels similar to those observed for the untransformed parental A31 cell line. Treatment with dbcAMP had no observable effect on the binding of 125I-labeled epidermal growth factor and did not alter fluorescence staining patterns for actin microfilaments and fibronectin which, although characteristic of normal cells, were also present in KA31 cells. Changes induced by dbcAMP were readily reversible, except for loss of anchorage-independent growth. However, this property was also reversible, provided removal of dbcAMP occurred 48 h prior to inoculation into soft agar medium. Immunoprecipitation with a monoclonal antibody directed against the protein p21v-Ki-ras (Y13-259) revealed the continued presence of t...Continue Reading

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