Learn More
Arginine vasopressin (AVP) induced concentration-dependent (10(-9) to 10(-6) M) stimulation of inositol phosphate production and a biphasic increment of cytosolic free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) in skeletal myogenic cells in culture. These effects were almost completely abolished when the cells were pretreated with the AVP antagonist(More)
Arg8-vasopressin (AVP) is a potent inducer of myogenic differentiation stimulating the expression of myogenic regulatory factors. To understand the mechanism of its effect on myogenesis, we investigated the early signals induced by AVP in myogenic target cells. In the rat skeletal muscle cell line L6, AVP selectively stimulates phosphatidylinositol (PtdIns)(More)
All-trans retinoic acid (t-RA) administration leads to complete remission in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) patients by inducing growth arrest and differentiation of the leukemic clone. In the present study, we show that t-RA treatment dramatically induced type II transglutaminase (type II TGase) expression in cells carrying the t(15;17) translocation(More)
Acetylcholine (ACh)-activated channel properties were examined on an aneural culture of chick embryo myotubes by using patch-clamp techniques. Changes in conductance, open time and closed time were induced by the selective activator of the calcium- and phospholipid-dependent C-kinase (PKc), 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA). The action of TPA was(More)
The possibility that FSH modulates the Ca++-, phospholipid-dependent pathway was studied in cultured rat Sertoli cells. Cells were metabolically labeled with [3H]myoinositol, and accumulation of [3H]inositol phosphates [( 3H]inositol mono-, di-, and trisphosphates) was measured by extraction and fractionation on ion exchange chromatography. Fetal bovine(More)
The activity of the calcium-, phospholipid-dependent protein kinase (PKc) was partially characterized in Sertoli cell cultures prepared from 20-day-old rats. The calcium dependency, the requirements for phosphatidylserine and diolein, as well as the Km for ATP and for the tumor promoter TPA, were determined in total cell extracts. The specific activity of(More)
Terminal differentiation of myogenic cells has long been known to be positively regulated by insulin-like growth factors (IGFs). Arg8-vasopressin (AVP) has been recently reported to potently induce myogenic differentiation. In the present study, the effects and the mechanisms of action of AVP and IGFs on myogenic cells have been investigated under(More)
The effect of 12-O-tetradecanoyl phorbol-13-acetate (TPA) on proliferation and differentiation of the human embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma cell line RD was investigated. The proliferation of RD cells is drastically and reversibly inhibited by 100 nM TPA. The effect is evident after 24 h of treatment and is maximal after 50-70 h. The reduction of proliferation(More)
Acetylcholine treatment of [3H]inositol pre-labelled cultured chick embryo myotubes results in the stimulation of phosphatidylinositol breakdown, as shown by the measurement of inositol-1-phosphate accumulating in the presence of lithium. The described effect is dependent on agonist concentration and incubation time, and is inhibited by tubocurarine and(More)
Human rhabdomyosarcoma RD cells express the myogenic regulatory factors MyoD and myogenin but differentiate spontaneously very poorly. Prolonged treatment of RD cells with the protein kinase C (PKC) activator 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) induces growth arrest and myogenic differentiation as shown by the accumulation of alpha-actin and myosin(More)