All-trans retinoic acid and 1 alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 co-operate to promote differentiation of the human promyeloid leukemia cell line HL60 to monocytes.

@article{Brown1994AlltransRA,
  title={All-trans retinoic acid and 1 alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 co-operate to promote differentiation of the human promyeloid leukemia cell line HL60 to monocytes.},
  author={Graham R. Brown and Chris M. Bunce and David C. Rowlands and Graham R Williams},
  journal={Leukemia},
  year={1994},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={806-15}
}
A basis for differentiation therapy of leukemias is provided by knowledge of agents which induce specific lineage maturation. All-trans retinoic acid (RA) induces differentiation of HL60 cells to neutrophils and is used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia. We observed that RA did not induced neutrophil differentiation in serum-free grown HL60 cells whereas 50 nM 1 alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (D3) induced maximal monocyte differentiation. Increasing RA concentrations reduced the D3… CONTINUE READING