PMID: 1293508Dec 16, 1992

Morphological changes in Krebs II ascites tumour cells induced by insulin are associated with differences in protein composition and altered amounts of free, cytoskeletal-bound and membrane-bound polysomes

Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
E K KirkeeideA Vedeler


A three-step sequential detergent/salt extraction procedure was used in order to isolate three distinct subcellular fractions containing free (FP), cytoskeletal-bound (CBP) and membrane-bound polysomes (MBP), respectively, from Krebs II ascites cells (Vedeler et al., Mol Cell Biochem 100: 183-193, 1991). The purpose was to study changes in the distribution of polysomes in these three fractions during long-term incubation with insulin under either stationary conditions or in roller suspension culture. Insulin caused a redistribution of polysomes between FP, CBP and MBP fractions. The hormone appeared to promote an entry of ribosomes into polysomes both in CBP and MBP populations. When cells were grown in stationary culture in the presence of insulin and thus promoted to attach to the substratum and undergo morphological changes, a diversion of ribosomes from CBP into MBP was observed. The level of protein synthesis was apparently very high in this latter fraction since more than 70% of ribosomes were in polysomes. Morphological changes observed following insulin treatment were accompanied by a shift of certain proteins among subcellular fractions (for example actin and p35). The fibronectin content was about 20% higher in attach...Continue Reading


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