Journal article

Glycine-extended gastrin acts as an autocrine growth factor in a nontransformed colon cell line

F Hollande, A Imdahl, T Mantamadiotis, GD Ciccotosto, A Shulkes, GS Baldwin

GASTROENTEROLOGY | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 1997

Abstract

BACKGROUND & AIMS: The hypothesis that progastrin-derived peptides act as autocrine growth factors for colorectal carcinomas has generated considerable interest. However, the influence of autocrine gastrins on nontumorigenic colonic cells has not been investigated. This study tested the above hypothesis in the nontumorigenic, conditionally immortalized mouse colon cell line YAMC. METHODS: The effects of expression of antisense or sense gastrin messenger RNA, treatment with antibodies against progastrin-derived peptides, or treatment with gastrin receptor antagonists on YAMC cell proliferation were measured. RESULTS: YAMC clones expressing antisense gastrin messenger RNA had reduced levels of..

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