PMID: 3023313Sep 1, 1986

Effects of epidermal growth factor on the syntheses of DNA and polyamine in isoproterenol-stimulated murine parotid gland

Journal of Biochemistry
H InoueM Nishino

Abstract

The effects of epidermal growth factor (EGF) on isoproterenol (IPR)-stimulated DNA synthesis and the activities of the rate limiting enzymes of polyamine synthesis (ornithine and S-adenosylmethionine decarboxylases) in parotid glands were investigated in vitro in cultured rat parotid explants and in vivo in submandibulectomized mice (mice after bilateral removal of the submandibular and sublingual glands). When the explants were cultured on siliconized lens paper floating on chemically defined synthetic medium, IPR caused the increases of both tissue cAMP level and the two decarboxylase activities in the prereplicative period and the stimulation of DNA synthesis with similar time courses to those observed in vivo. Dibutyryl cyclic AMP (DBcAMP) also increased the enzyme activities, but not DNA synthesis. EGF (1-2 ng/ml) had little effect on the IPR- and DBcAMP-dependent increases of amylase secretion and the enzyme activities, but it markedly enhanced IPR-stimulated DNA synthesis. Moreover, increase in DNA synthesis by DBcAMP was clearly observed in the presence of EGF when the explants were treated with this nucleotide analogue only during the early prereplicative period. In in vivo experiments, IPR-dependent increase in DNA sy...Continue Reading

Citations

Jan 16, 1999·Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine : Official Publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology·H TsujimotoM Sato
Jun 1, 1990·Advances in Dental Research·M G Humphreys-BeherC A Schneyer

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