Title: Differential proteomic analysis of the anti-proliferative effect of glucocorticoid hormones in ST1 rat glioma cells
Authors: Demasi, Marcos A. A ×
Montor, Wagner R
Ferreira, Gabriela B
Pimenta, Daniel C
Labriola, Leticia
Sogayar, Mari C #
Issue Date: Feb-2007
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Series Title: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology vol:103 issue:2 pages:137-148
Abstract: Glucocorticoid hormones (GCs) exert a potent anti-proliferative activity on several cell types. The classic molecular mechanism of GCs involves modulation of the activity of the glucocorticoids receptor, a transcriptional regulator. However, the anti-proliferative effect of GCs may also involve modulation of processes such as translation, subcellular localization and post-translational modifications, which are not reflected at the mRNA level. To investigate these potential effects of GCs, we employed the proteomic approach (two-dimensional electrophoresis and mass spectrometry) and the ST1 cells, obtained from the C6 rat glioma cell line, as a model. GC treatment leads ST1 cells to a complete transformed-to-normal phenotypic reversion and loss of their tumorigenic potential. By comparing sets of 2D nuclear protein profiles of ST1 cells treated (or not) with hydrocortisone (Hy), 13 polypeptides displaying >= two-fold difference in abundance upon Hy treatment were found. Five of these polypeptides were identified by peptide mass fingerprinting, including Annexin 2 (ANX2), hnRNP A3 and Ubiquitin. Evidence obtained by Western blot analysis indicates that ANX2 is present in the nucleus and has its subcellular localization modulated by GC-treatment of ST1 cells. Our findings indicate complementary mechanisms contributing to the regulation of gene expression associated with ST1 cells' response to GCs. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0960-0760
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology
× corresponding author
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