The ductus deferens smooth muscle tumor cell line (DDT1MF-2) expresses c-sis protooncogene poly A+ RNA transcripts which are thought to encode at least one subunit of the potent mitogen platelet derived growth factor (PDGF). We have previously demonstrated that glucocorticoids block DDT1MF-2 cells in G0 G1 stage of the cell cycle, and that exogenously applied PDGF reinitiates cell cycle progression. In this paper we document that glucocorticoids act to inhibit cell cycle progression by inhibiting the expression of c-sis poly A+ transcripts, which we suggest are encoding a PDGF-like molecule for DDT1MF-2 cells.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 18 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology