PMID: 2824087Dec 1, 1987Paper

Differential regulation of c-Ha-ras and c-Ki-ras gene expression in rat mammary gland

A NietoR Dhar


Steady-state levels of c-Has-ras and c-Ki-ras RNA in gestating and lactating rat mammary gland were measured. The c-Ha-ras-specific RNA level increased during gestation and declined with the onset of lactation. On the contrary, the level of c-Ki-ras RNA remained unchanged both during gestation and lactation. There was no change in the level of ras-transcripts in either growing or regressing 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene-induced mammary tumors. Intravenous infusion of prolactin or implantation of pituitary-derived tumor, which secretes mammotropic hormone, in virgin female rats resulted in decreased levels of c-Ha-ras RNA and no change in c-Ki-ras RNA levels. Our results suggest the transcription of c-Ha-ras and c-Ki-ras genes is differentially regulated.


Oct 23, 1998·Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology·A SpadaE Ballarè

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