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Interleukin-3 mRNA stabilization by a trans-acting mechanism in autocrine tumors lacking interleukin-3 gene rearrangements

Hirsch, H. H. and Nair, A. P. and Backenstoss, V. and Moroni, C.. (1995) Interleukin-3 mRNA stabilization by a trans-acting mechanism in autocrine tumors lacking interleukin-3 gene rearrangements. Journal of biological chemistry, Vol. 270 , no. 35. pp. 20629-20635.

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Abstract

Tumors obtained from v-Ha-ras-transformed PB-3c cells are characterized by autocrine interleukin-3 (IL3) expression, which occurs either without (class I tumors) or with enhanced transcription (class II tumors). To address possible post-transcriptional mechanisms of IL3 expression, IL3 mRNA stability was examined in both tumor classes. Increased stability of IL3 mRNA was detected in class I tumor lines (t1/2 < 3 h), whereas rapid decay of IL3 transcripts (t1/2 > 0.5 h) was found in class II tumor lines. In both tumor classes, the c-myc and interleukin-6 transcripts were short-lived. Transcripts of a constitutively expressed IL3 reporter gene were stable in class I tumor cells but unstable in class II tumor cells, suggesting that IL3 mRNA stabilization involved a trans-acting mechanism. Rapid decay of IL3 reporter transcripts was observed in untransformed PB-3c as well as in v-Ha-ras expressing precursor cells linking transcript stabilization to the tumor stage. Reporter transcript stabilization in class I tumor cells correlated with increased IL3 production. Deletion of the AU-rich element from the IL3 reporter gene further augmented IL3 mRNA levels as well as IL3 production, suggesting that the stabilizing mechanism in class I tumor cells is not equivalent to AU-rich element deletion.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Former Organization Units Biozentrum > Growth and Development (Moroni)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Former Units at DBM > Growth and Development (Moroni)
UniBasel Contributors:Moroni, Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:American Society of Biological Chemists
ISSN:0021-9258
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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