Effects of retinoic acid on plasminogen activator and mitogenic responses of cultured mouse cells.


Treatment of simian virus 40-transformed 3T3 cells with 1 microM beta-all-trans-retinoic acid (RA) resulted in a 5- to 6-fold enhancement of plasminogen activator (PA) release. Intracellular PA levels rose to twice control levels. Confluent 3T3 cells were less responsive to RA. In 6 of 10 experiments, no increase in 3T3 cell PA levels was noted, although up… (More)