Involvement of intracellular signaling factors in the serum-enhanced Ca2+-binding protein regucalcin mRNA expression in the cloned rat hepatoma cells (H4-II-E)

Involvement of intracellular signaling factors in the serum-enhanced Ca2+-binding protein regucalcin mRNA expression in the cloned rat hepatoma cells (H4-II-E)

Involvement of intracellular signaling factors in the serum-enhanced Ca2+-binding protein regucalcin mRNA expression in the cloned rat hepatoma cells (H4-II-E)

Abstract

The involvement of signaling factors, which are related to serum component, on the regucalcin mRNA expression in the cloned rat hepatoma cells (H4-II-E) was investigated. The change in regucalcin mRNA levels was analyzed by Northern blotting using rat liver regucalcin complementary DNA (0.9 kb of open reading frame). H4-II-E cells were cultured for 2 or 6 h in a medium containing various reagents in the presence of serum (10% fetal bovine serum) after the subconfluent with 3-day-culture. The regucalcin mRNA expression was significantly increased by serum addition. This increase was clearly inhibited by the presence of EGTA (10(-3) M), A23187 (10(-6) M), trifluoperazine (10(-5) M), staurosporine (10(-7) M), or genistein (10(-5) M) with 6-h-culture, although the beta-actin mRNA expression was not altered by the reagents. Meanwhile, the regucalcin mRNA expression was significantly stimulated by the addition of Bay K 8644 (2.5 x 10(-6) M) in the presence of serum. This effect was also seen in the presence of genistein (10(-5) M). The present study suggests that the regucalcin mRNA expression is mediated through signaling pathways which are partly involved in Ca2+-dependent protein kinases and tyrosine kinase in H4-II-E hepatoma cells.

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