Inhibition by deoxycytidine, cytidine, and beta-cytosine arabinoside of the induction of alkaline phosphatase activity in HeLa cells

Journal of the National Cancer Institute
B GozW Wharton

Abstract

The main objective of these experiments was the further examination of whether the induction of alkaline phosphatase activity in HeLa cells by 5-iodo-2'-deoxyuridine (IdUrd) depends on the incorporation of IdUrd into DNA. Thymidine (dThd), deoxycytidine (dCyd), cytidine, and beta-cytosine arabinoside (Ara-C) inhibited a dose-dependent manner the induction of alkaline phosphatase activity by IdUrd in HeLa cells, and 5-iodo-2'-deoxycytidine induced activity in a dose-dependent manner at concentrations similar to those of IdUrd. Three of these compounds, dThd, dCyd, and Ara-C, were studied with regard to degree of inhibition of induction and IdUrd incorporation into DNA. Although the various doses of these three compounds decreased the incorporation of IdUrd into DNA, there was no apparent linear correlation between the extent of inhibition of IdUrd incorporation and the degree of inhibition of the induction of alkaline phosphatase activity. dCyd also inhibited a dose-dependent manner the induction of alkaline phosphatase by hydrocortisone, sodium butyrate, and choline chloridee. These results, although not unequivocal, support the idea that IdUrd induction of alkaline phosphatase activity in HeLa cells does not require IdUrd inco...Continue Reading

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