Azatyrosine inhibits neurite outgrowth of PC12 cells induced by oncogenic Ras.

An antibiotic, azatyrosine [L-beta-(5-hydroxy-2-pyridyl) alanine], specifically converts ras-, raf- or c-erbB2 (neu)-transformed NIH3T3 cells to apparently normal phenotype. The reversion induced by azatyrosine is permanent, and the phenotype of the revertant cells does not change even after prolonged culture in the absence of azatyrosine [N. Shindo-Okada… CONTINUE READING