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Transfection of a nonmetastatic diploid rat mammary epithelial cell line with the oncogenes for EJ-ras-1 and Polyoma large T-antigen

Jamieson, S., Barraclough, R., and Rudland, P.S. (1990) Transfection of a nonmetastatic diploid rat mammary epithelial cell line with the oncogenes for EJ-ras-1 and Polyoma large T-antigen. International Journal of Cancer, 46 (6). pp. 1071-1080. ISSN 0020-7136 (doi:10.1002/ijc.2910460621)

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Abstract

Transfection of rat mammary (Rama) 37 epithelial cells which yield non-metastasizing adenomas in syngeneic Wistar-Furth rats with a drug resistance plasmid containing both the neo gene and EJ-ras-I (pSV2neo-ras) or with pSV2neo and a plasmid encoding the large T Antigen (pLT214) of polyoma virus yields drug-resistant transformants with a frequency of 10−5. Representative transformants have been propagated in neo-selecting medium to yield various cell lines. The 7 lines transfected with pSV2neo-ras (EJI set) and the 10 lines cotransfected with pSV2neo and pLT214 (LTI set) all produce tumours at subcutaneous (s. c.) sites with a shorter median latent period than tumours produced by the parental Rama 37 cells. In addition, the LTI set: of transformants yields a higher incidence of tumours than the Rama 37 cells. No metastases are produced when any of the oncogene transformants are inoculated s. c. into rats. However, when an EJi representative is inoculated intravenously (i. v.), tumour deposits are found in the lungs of the host animals. In contrast, other Rama 37 variants that metastasize from s. c. sites fail to produce any metastases when inoculated i. v. The oncogene transfectants contain integrated DNA that hybridizes to neo and to the requisite oncogenic DNAs; the pattern of hybridizing bands to the transfected genes and their expression as mRNA is complex, and is presented in detail.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jamieson, Dr Susan
Authors: Jamieson, S., Barraclough, R., and Rudland, P.S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine > Clinical Specialities
Journal Name:International Journal of Cancer
Journal Abbr.:Int. J. Cancer
ISSN:0020-7136
ISSN (Online):1097-0215
Published Online:17 July 2006

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