Isozyme patterns of branched-chain amino acid transminase in cultured Morris hepatoma 7316A
Tomita, Y.; Ichihara, A.; Masuji, H.; Sato, J.
Gan 67(3): 465-467
ISSN/ISBN: 0016-450X PMID: 12063 Accession: 038953264
Cultured cells from Morris hepatoma 7316A contained isozymes I and II, but not isozyme III, of branched-chain amino acid transaminase. They also contained tyrosine transaminase. Isozyme II and tyrosine transaminase were induced by addition of cortisol. These findings agree well with in vivo findings. However, prolonged culutre of the cells for over 500 days caused deviation of the chromosomal bumber and activity of both enzymes, and they were no longer affected by cortisol. A tumor formed by back-transplantation of the cells showed the typical isozyme pattern of rapidly growing hepatomas, such as Yoshida ascites hepatomas, i.e., isozymes I and III. These results were discussed in relation to change of gene expression during culture.