Oct 1, 1992

Stable expression of a cDNA encoding a human beta 1 --> 3galactosyltransferase responsible for lacto-series type 1 core chain synthesis in non-expressing cells: variation in the nature of cell surface antigens expressed

Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
A L SherwoodE H Holmes

Abstract

Transient expression of a human colonic adenocarcinoma Colo 205 cell derived cDNA in cell lines which ordinarily express only neolacto-series glycolipids has resulted in the expression of a beta 1 --> 3galactosyltransferase gene responsible for synthesis of glycolipids based upon the lacto-series type 1 core chain. Calcium phosphate transfected cells were panned on anti-IgM coated plates after initial treatment with a combination of monoclonal antibodies specific for type 1 chain terminal structures (TE-3) and a very broadly specific antibody reactive with multiple type 1 chain derivatives (TE-2). Adherent cells after panning were capable of efficiently transferring Gal in beta 1 --> 3-linkage to the acceptor glycolipid Lc3. Using these reagents, clones of stably transfected human colonic adenocarcinoma HCT-15 cells were produced and isolated. Parental HCT-15 cells do not express type 1 chain based antigens. The nature of the type 1 chain based antigens produced in each of these clones was analyzed by solid phase antibody binding assays. Three types of behavior were observed. Formation of type 1 terminal structures that were either exclusively sialylated or fucosylated, or a mixture of sialylated and fucosylated determinants oc...Continue Reading

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Monoclonal Antibodies
Monoclonal antibodies, antineoplastic
Flow Cytometry
Transfection
Derivatives
Glycolipids
Adenocarcinoma of Colon
Malignant Tumor of Colon
Gangliosides
Adenocarcinoma

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