Two variants of the human estrogen-responsive breast cancer cell line MCF-7, were utilized to study the expression of an estrogen-induced gene, pS2, and an estrogen-induced M(r) 52,000 protein. One variant cell line, I13, is growth inhibited after chronic exposure to estrogen. Both the pS2 gene product and the M(r) 52,000 protein were produced at maximal levels at a time when I13 growth was inhibited by estrogen. The variant cell line, LY2, selected for its resistance to the growth-inhibitory effects of the antiestrogen, LY117018, grew normally in the presence of this drug, although both pS2 expression and M(r) 52,000 protein production were inhibited. These results confirm that the pS2 gene and M(r) 52,000 protein are estrogen-regulated elements, but the lack of correlation between their activities and variant cell growth suggests that they are not major autocrine growth-stimulatory agents.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Apr 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research