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Articles by Yosef Adan in JoVE
Pulse-chase Analysis of N-linked Sugar Chains from Glycoproteins in Mammalian Cells
Edward Avezov, Efrat Ron, Yana Izenshtein, Yosef Adan, Gerardo Z. Lederkremer
Department of Cell Research and Immunology, George Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University
We describe a method for analysis of the alteration of N-linked glycans through the early life of glycoproteins after their biosynthesis in mammalian cells. This is achieved by pulse-chase analysis of metabolically labeled glycans, enzymatic release from glycoproteins and examination by HPLC.
Other articles by Yosef Adan on PubMed
Cancer Letters. May, 2003 | Pubmed ID: 12706860
Breast cancer cells in their virulent undifferentiated state are characterized by lack of functional estrogen receptors (ER) and/or progesterone receptors (PR) as well as relatively low levels of other normal differentiation markers such as milk proteins and lipid droplets. To date, no method for in situ elevation of the state of differentiation of breast cancer cells has yet been proven effective in patients. We have recently shown that 1,3 cyclic propanediol phosphate (1,3 cPP), an analog of 1,3 cyclic glycerophosphate (1,3 cGP), can promote morphological, neuronal-like differentiation in pheochromocytoma-12 cells in vitro. In view of this observation, we tested the potential of 1,3 cPP to elevate the state of cellular differentiation of the human breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 (ER(+)) and HCC1954 (ER(-)), as characterized by the expression of steroid receptors, casein kinase, lipid droplet histology and signal-transduction gene profiles. In the range of 5-100 microM 1,3 cPP the in vitro expression of ER-alpha, PR and casein kinase increased by approximately 2-fold while the mRNA transcription increased by 2-6-fold. Moreover, following 9-12 days of incubation with 1,3 cPP, HCC1954 cells exhibited a significant increase in the production of lipid droplets as observed by Oil Red O staining. The in vivo effect of 1,3 PP on MCF-7 xenografted into nude mice was also determined. After 4 biweekly i.p. injections of 0.5 mg 1,3 cPP per mouse, tumors in the 1,3 cPP treated virtually did not grow at all while the tumors in the control group grew rapidly. Based on these findings, we propose that this novel differentiating compound has the potential to transform the malignant tumor phenotype into a near-normal phenotype, as well as to sensitize the tumor cells to anti-estrogen therapy via upgrading the status of steroid hormone receptors.