Journal article

CYCLIC AMP-DEPENDENT AND AMP-INDEPENDENT EFFECTS ON TISSUE-TYPE PLASMINOGEN-ACTIVATOR ACTIVITY IN OSTEOGENIC-SARCOMA CELLS - EVIDENCE FROM PHOSPHODIESTERASE INHIBITION AND PARATHYROID-HORMONE ANTAGONISTS

EH ALLAN, JA HAMILTON, RL MEDCALF, M KUBOTA, TJ MARTIN

BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1986

Abstract

The plasminogen activator (PA) in clonal osteogenic sarcoma cells of rat origin (UMR 106-01 and UMR 106-06) and in osteoblast-rich rat calvarial cells has been characterized using specific antibodies to be tissue-type PA (tPA). An Mr value of 75,000 by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and fibrin autoradiography supports this characterization. There was also evidence for an Mr 105,000 component, which could be due to a proteinase-inhibitor complex. The mechanism of regulation of this tPA activity has been studied in the clonal osteogenic sarcoma cells. Parathyroid hormone (PTH) and prostaglandin E2, which increase cyclic AMP production in the sarcoma cells, also increased tPA activity. ..

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