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We previously established a stable expression system in MCF-7 cells for the detection of (anti)estrogenic activity by assaying the reporter enzyme activity of firefly luciferase. In this cell line (called MVLN), the bioluminescent response can be measured either in the cellular homogenate, or in intact living cells. Here we present various potential(More)
In order to characterize the estrogenic activity of chemicals, we established complementary in vitro recombinant receptor-reporter gene assays in stably transfected MCF-7 and HeLa cells. MCF-7 cells which express the endogenous estrogen receptor alpha (ER alpha) were stably transfected with only an estrogen-regulated luciferase gene. These cells enable the(More)
Using retinoic acid receptor (RAR) reporter cells specific for either RAR alpha, beta or gamma, we have identified synthetic retinoids which specifically induce transactivation by RAR beta, while antagonizing RA-induced transactivation by RAR alpha and RAR gamma. Like RA, these synthetic retinoids allow all three RAR types to repress AP1 (c-Jun/c-Fos)(More)
We explored, by cDNA mini-arrays, gene expression measurements of MVLN, a human breast carcinoma cell line derived from MCF-7, after 4 days of exposure to 17beta-estradiol (E(2)) treatment, in order to extend our understanding of the mechanism of the pharmacological action of estrogens. We focused on 22 genes involved in estrogen metabolism, cell(More)
We have performed a systematic study of the interaction of 36 di- and tri-phenylethylene derivatives (DPEs and TPEs) with protein kinase C (PKC). The results were submitted to a multivariate analysis in order to identify the structural features that might be implicated in interference with the activity of three PKC subspecies under three enzyme activation(More)
We showed previously that prolonged treatment of a MCF-7-derived cell line with hydroxytamoxifen (OHT) induces the irreversible silencing of some estrogen-responsive genes, whereas OHT-resistant cell growth appears simultaneously (E. Badia et al., Cancer Res., 60: 4130-4138, 2000). Based on the hypothesis that particular gene silencings could be involved in(More)
With the aim of quickly and easily characterizing new estrogen or anti-estrogen molecules, we developed a cellular model in which estrogenic action can be detected by bioluminescence. This model is based on MCF-7 cells stably transfected with a receptor gene which allows expression of the firefly luciferase enzyme under control of the estrogen regulatory(More)
In a previous study (Cancer Res 54: 5860-5866, 1994), we observed irreversible inactivation of a chimeric estrogenic response induced by the antiestrogen 4-hydroxytamoxifen. This rapidly occurring effect (t1/2= 7 days) was not a consequence of a cell selection process, nor of a loss of estrogen receptor functionality, but was a direct antiestrogen effect(More)
The antiglucocorticoid activity of RU 38486, was studied both in vitro and in vivo. In vitro studies, RU 38486 was characterized by a high affinity (3 times higher than that of dexamethasone) for the cytosolic glucocorticoid receptor in rat hepatoma tissue culture (HTC) cells. This high affinity was due to a very low dissociation rate of the complexes(More)