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The specific appearance of a 65000 dalton protein in the nuclear associated endoplasmic reticulum of krebs ii ascites cells early after treatment with the phorbol ester 12 o tetradecanoyl phorbol 13 acetate

Fjose, A.; Pryme, I.F.; Lillehaug, J.R.; Djurhuus, R.

Carcinogenesis 4(7): 811-816

1983


ISSN/ISBN: 0143-3334
Accession: 006769792

The protein compositions of subcellular fractions prepared from untreated and [tumor promoter] 12-O-tetradecanoyl phorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-treated [mouse] Krebs II ascites cells were examined by SDS[sodium dodecyl sulfate]-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. After 6 h of TPA treatment a 65,000 dalton protein in the nuclear associated endoplasmic reticulum showed a 240% increase when compared with the untreated control cells. The amount of this protein was similar in both untreated and TPA-treated cells up to 4 h of in vitro incubation. Though present in all other subcellular fractions, the amount of the 65,000 dalton protein was the same in both untreated and TPA-treated cells. Small changes were also observed in the amounts of other proteins in the nuclear associated endoplasmic reticulum in TPA-treated cells. The possibility was tested that the increased amount of the protein may have represented increased ornithine decarboxylase activity in response to TPA treatment. The time dependent appearance of the enzyme in untreated and TPA-treated cells, and the behavior and subcellular localization of the 65,000 dalton protein ruled out the possibility that this protein and ornithine decarboxylase are one and the same molecule.

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