Neurotensin-mediated activation of MAPK pathways and AP-1 binding in the human pancreatic cancer cell line, MIA PaCa-2

Richard A. Ehlers, Yujin Zhang, Mark Hellmich, B. Mark Evers

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Abstract

Neurotensin (NT), a gastrointestinal (GI) hormone, binds its receptor (NTR) to stimulate proliferation of normal and neoplastic GI tissues; the molecular mechanisms remain largely undefined. Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are a family of intracellular kinases that transmit mitogenic signals by translocating to the nucleus and activating transcription factors. The purposes of this study were: (1) to identify whether the MAPKs (ERK1/2 and JNK) are activated by NT and (2) to determine the effect of NT on downstream transcription factors using the human pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell line, MIA PaCa-2, which possesses high-affinity NTR. Both ERK and JNK activity were stimulated within 3-6 min by treatment with NT (10 nM); steady-state levels of ERK and JNK protein were unchanged. Moreover, NT treatment resulted in increased AP-1 binding activity as determined by gel shift analysis. Delineating the signal transduction mechanisms regulating the cellular effects of NT will provide important insights into the molecular pathways responsible for NT-mediated effects on both normal and neoplastic cells. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)704-708
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume269
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 24 2000

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Neurotensin
Transcription Factor AP-1
Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Chemical activation
Cells
Cell Line
Activating Transcription Factors
Gastrointestinal Hormones
Signal transduction
Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase 1
Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay
Signal Transduction
Adenocarcinoma
Transcription Factors
Phosphotransferases
Gels
Tissue

Keywords

  • AP-1
  • G-protein receptor
  • Gut hormone
  • MAPK
  • Neurotensin
  • Signal transduction

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  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology

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Neurotensin-mediated activation of MAPK pathways and AP-1 binding in the human pancreatic cancer cell line, MIA PaCa-2. / Ehlers, Richard A.; Zhang, Yujin; Hellmich, Mark; Evers, B. Mark.

In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol. 269, No. 3, 24.03.2000, p. 704-708.

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